Recently I got really excited to make a computer desktop after watching my friend make it all by himself. I was so amazed by all the hard work he put into bringing it all together and putting wood pallet into good use. So I started working on my own computer desktop table. I got a wood pallet, started following all the tips that my friend underwent and came up with this amazing guide for you to make your own computer desktop table.
1.Starting this project was setting up a visual aid to go by
I taped a 30inch X 72inch rectangle with the shootoff on the end.
2.Building the frame for the desk
3.Starting the process of gluing on the top
These are old floorboards from my house. I kept a stack of them after I had to replace my floors. I glue them together in sections and then glued each section onto the table’s frame.
5.Getting close to having them all glued
6.Got bored waiting for the glue so I made a dinky little table out of scraps
7.Starting to trim off the excess
9.Got legs underneath her
the legs brought the height of the table to just under 30 inches tall.
11.Cleaned her up a bit
12.Tried to free hand a straight line… it failed. I re did this leg.
13.Sanding down the floorboards to make them flat and uniform.
14.Sanding and Staining!
I sanded it from 36 grit to 80 to 120. After that I stained it, then sanded it again at 120, then 220, then 320, then I stained it again. After that it was sanding at 320 again, then 600, then 1200, then 2000 grit to end it all.
15. I then rubbed on Oil based wipe on poly
Rubbed several coats and sanded again with 2000 grit.
16. Sanded the edges and legs up to 120, then stained them with ebony stain
I then sanded the edge all the way up to 2000, but left the legs at 320.
17. In the room!
I had to dismantle it to fit it in the house but I have it put back together and ready to go!
20.Wires feeding into the hole
The cables feed into the middle leg, and the travel down the inside of the leg and then feed out of the bottom.
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