A few days ago, my dad and I were able to put together the desk. Luckily, we have a small hardware store just 4 blocks away, so we were able to go get materials at the spur of the moment. Said materials turned out to be:
- (4) cuts of 3/4″ plywood at 11 3/4″ x 21″ (perfectly cut by a store employee)
- (14) 1 3/4″ wood screws
- (1) sheet of sandpaper
To begin, we sanded clean the edges and any ugly stuff on the faces:
Then, we pre-drilled the screw holes so that the later drilling would be easier and more aligned. We used 4 holes per side on the top, and 3 holes per side for the keyboard tray.
And, as we had hoped, it was easy to drill some solid holes in an exact way. Here we are with one side left to go…
Here’s a shot of me on the inaugural run:
And for good measure, a closeup from the worker’s perspective:
That’s it! Now go build your own!
3 replies on “Stand-Up Desk, Part II: Implementation”
Ha. ‘Go build your own’, he says. Doesn’t he know that anything I build is a menace to society? That OSHA would send me to jail for life for even attempting anything like that? Well…anyway, congratulations to JTL and RTL for what looks like a great job!
Perhaps some felt pads (two on each leg?) to protect Mom’s precious family room table? A towel seems annoying and unsightly.
Nice job. JC was a carpenter.
Thanks for the reminder Nyffy. Of course we put some felt pads on it 🙂 The towel was, as you say, unsightly.