August 2012

A couple of updates on the Desk

by Dave Graham on August 27, 2012


August has been exceptionally busy @ Juniper and soon, I’ll be starting to lay out some of the work I’ve been doing in public.  Until that point, however, you’ll have to “suffer” through the ongoing process that is my desk.  To that end, I’ve got a couple of videos for you to spend some time with so that you can see what’s been done and where I’m finally getting to after all these weeks.  Hey, if @drjmetz can work on his Willys Jeep, I can work on my white walnut desk. ;)

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Building the Ultimate Work Desk – Surface Prep

by Dave Graham on August 15, 2012


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As I’ve written previously (here, for those who need the reference), I’m in the process of building a desk (or desk system) using some rough cut planks of butternut (aka white walnut).  The beauty of this process is the fact that I get to choose my finishes and work through the process myself, crafting something that I’ll enjoy. This stands in stark contrast to the particle-board/plywood/other types of product out there where you have to fit THEIR finishes and features to your lifestyle and work habits versus how it should be: finishes and features matched to you.  Previously, we covered a quick overview of finishes that I’ve been evaluating (an arduous process if there ever were one) and now I’ve moved on to preparing the boards for the desk.  Again, I’ve captured in video what otherwise would be a very boring tale of pictures and captions.  Enjoy!

 

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