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Old June 4, 2011, 11:33 AM
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That is a awesome build, great job on the wood working. Also great color stain.
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Old June 5, 2011, 10:42 PM
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Okay this is the most awesome thing i've seen. I've been looking for a desk for 3 monitors... i want yours! lol
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Old June 20, 2011, 12:38 PM
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This is such an awesome desk.. I did not follow the build process lately, but it really looks promising. I'm looking forward for the final result with both PCs in there
Thanks Behemoth!

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That is a awesome build, great job on the wood working. Also great color stain.
Thanks yycraven, I'm really digging the stain too!

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Thanks SeaBigBear, that's a great crest! ;)

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Okay this is the most awesome thing i've seen. I've been looking for a desk for 3 monitors... i want yours! lol
Thanks GenuineCreation - hopefully they'll become more popular eh!

Ok, so it's been a little while since an update eh?

I've been busy, sorry folks, life seems to speed up in the summertime!

As a peace offering, here are the kiddo's, at about 4 months old now!





And, back to the desk!

I had a bunch of solid maple cut into more 1/4" strips so I could finish doing the trim on the top shelf and the cabinets.



My trusty compound mitre saw - got it reconditioned at a bargain place for like 60 dollars, and it's been pretty reliable for a number of years now. It's loud as all heck though!



And, my favorite part - clamping up!







And, since there was nowhere to place clamps in between this area, I had to improvise with a small block of wood!

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Default Staining the Top Shelf

After the trim was glued on and then sanded flush, I proceeded with the staining and poly



Looks good, eh?



I also finally decided to buckle down and build myself a quick rig to store all my clamps. Since I'm moving soon, it'll also make it easier to move them to the new place! Nice lap joints eh!!



I proceeded to the cabinet drawers, where I finally sanded off the wood filler that's been attached for weeks (months?)



Lined up the drawer faces, glued them on (Was going to screw them on after, from behind. Lol)



And put a bit of weight on top..



Walked away for a bit, and realized... maybe it was a bad idea to glue them on first! Uh oh!
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Default Staining the Drawers

I decided that it might actually be a lot easier to line up the drawer faces if I attached them AFTER I had attached the drawers to the drawer slides, to I ripped em off.

So, next on the list - staining the actual drawers!

Pre-stain on!



Mmm, they look so good





And, poly of course





Done!



And just so ya know, it really did basically take a month just to finish the top shelf and the drawers... more to come soon!
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Old June 21, 2011, 01:49 PM
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With the drawers themselves all stained up, it was time to stain the drawer fronts!



Since most of the back of the drawer fronts won't be visible, I decided that I could probably stain and poly both sides at once...

Pre stain!





They look so nice like this... ahh, next project...



Some staining time







And some sweet, sweet gloss poly.



Woops! One of the drawer faces slipped off the painting cones and picked up a whole whack of saw dust and wood chips... at least this will never be seen on the final project!

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Old June 21, 2011, 03:30 PM
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All this wood is getting me excited.
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Old June 23, 2011, 12:27 PM
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Hehe, down boy, down!

With the drawers and drawer faces all finished and ready for installation, it was time to turn to finishing up the two cabinets.

First up, finishing the piece that goes on the front of the left-hand cabinet.



And, well, not a lot of writing today, as the rest of it should look pretty straightforward. I had to cut up a bunch of trim pieces, and somehow arrange the clamps to hold them in the right place. A few of the arrangements required some creative thinking, but in the end, I got the whole cabinet trimmed up over the course of a few days.





Mmmm glue.









Enjoy! We're getting close to the final assembly, yay!
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