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  • Finishing Up The Second Butcher Block + Galvanized Steel Desk Build

    Phoronix: Finishing Up The Second Butcher Block + Galvanized Steel Desk Build

    If you missed the article earlier this month about Building A Massive L-Shaped Desk For A Better Workflow, More Monitors and Space, the second desk is now completed...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ond-Desk-Build

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    Very nice setup. I like the file box storage on the left... looks like some kind of metal rods between front and back pipes supporting the platform for the upper row of boxes ?

    One day I have to pick up a pocket hole jig. Seems like a really useful tool.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
      Very nice setup. I like the file box storage on the left... looks like some kind of metal rods between front and back pipes supporting the platform for the upper row of boxes ?

      One day I have to pick up a pocket hole jig. Seems like a really useful tool.
      This picture should give a nice view: http://www.phoronix.com/image-viewer...e=2_desk_6_lrg

      They are basically some brackets I spaced evenly at front and back, popped some suction cups into the three holes on each end, and then that black glass is sitting there as a shelf. (Just was reusing some black glass that was from her previous desk).

      Pocket hole jig has been working out great! Both desk tops turned out incredibly strong! I just picked up the jig for $30 on Amazon before starting these desks.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        These are some pretty awesome desks! Mind if I ask where you got the butcher block and how much those cost? I'm looking to build my own mega-desk, but the cost of the wood alone seems like it'll run at least $1000.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kde185 View Post
          These are some pretty awesome desks! Mind if I ask where you got the butcher block and how much those cost? I'm looking to build my own mega-desk, but the cost of the wood alone seems like it'll run at least $1000.
          From a building supply store (Menards) for about $100 for 8 feet. In the US, Lumber Liquidators supposedly carries them too. I've also heard many ordering their butcherblocks from IKEA.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            At what height is the working surface at?

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            • #7
              Very nice work. Now you can start a woodworking blog just like a few other Canadians.

              By by the way hardwood bench tops are available from a number of vendors in various size ranges. If people are looking for such I suggest an Internet search with a focus on local sources. These sorts of bench tops can be had in various thicknesses and wood species with the price varying accordingly.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fld- View Post
                At what height is the working surface at?
                30.5 inches
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
                  Very nice work. Now you can start a woodworking blog just like a few other Canadians.
                  Thanks. I'd love to do a building block / do more building if only I had the time...
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    I thought every pro used electric tables these days.

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