This week I continued work on my standing desk. I've been using a cobbled-together standing desk for a year now and I enjoy working this way. I feel more alert and get to move around more. A (huge) bonus is that I no longer have the nagging upper back pain I did from my previous set up. I like the rustic look and feel so I picked up 2" thick reclaimed barn wood from some local guys.
I ripped the planks down to give me even edges, and used 3/4" dowels & wood glue to assemble the desktop.
I left the live edge (outer bark) to keep the rustic look.
I used a wood plane and a cabinet scraper to smooth out the top surface of the desktop. I chose not to sand it, but if you've ever used a cabinet scraper you'd be amazed at what these things can do when sharpened right.
I applied a few coats of boiled linseed oil.
I then decided on using 1" black plumbing pipe for the legs and base.
Grinding off the edges to keep the desk legs from marring my wood floors.
Base and desktop have been assembled.
The next step will be to create the keyboard drawer, so I drew up a rough sketch.
That's it for this week... I'd better get back to my real job now!