Sunday, October 7, 2007

Inbox for the desk

I just started a new job (at a church!!!), but am at a temporary "desk". What does that mean? A folding steel table, an old eMac, a chair, and a phone.


I've got papers scattered all over the table, so I decided to toss together a little inbox to help control the flurry of printouts.

The vertical posts are scraps of my blue mahoe wood left over from my pen holder. The rest is purpleheart I picked up at Rockler, and the shelves are 1/4" lumber core birch ply. I used my "new" scroll saw to cut out the shapes in the shelves and dowels between the posts and the horizontal bars.

Finish is a wipe on semi-gloss poly.

I made this without any plans, drawings, etc. Just a general idea in my head of what I wanted and I started cutting. So there are a few oopsies in there, but I like it. I think I'll revisit this later and draw a proper plan. My wife is kinda jealous so I need to make one out of oak and ebony (or ebonized wood) for her roll-top desk.

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