DIY desk … part 3 … FINALLY!

‘Twas the night before Saturday.

And all through the shop, not a creature was stirring, not even the mop.

But Mama was home planning.  The Cowboy was there, too

Resting up for a Saturday that proved to be true.

The pieces were laid on a sawhorse with care.

In the hopes that a babysitter would soon be avail.

(Okay … that’s all I can muster … what with it not being Christmas and all.)

But maybe you’re guessing by my really bad ode that I finally had time on Saturday to get to Suzy’s shop and work on this dang desk I’ve been putting together for … EVER.

All the pieces were cut.

Routed (by Suzy).

Planed (by Suzy).

Sanded.

Stained.

Lacquered (by Suzy).

And ready to assemble.

All I needed was five hours (okay, six).

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And help watching the littles.

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And, okay, I’ll say it … a little help from the Cowboy.

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…because he wanted me to attach the desk-top with hinges rather than just screw it together so that it would be easier to transport.

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And more help from Suzy… IMG_6232 …because I had trouble with the shelves … They were complicated (on an angle, and when I put them in it changed the angle of the legs) … and kind of got screwed up.

But she fixed ’em!

And now it’s DONE! IMG_6234 The little guy tested the legs for sturdiness.

We packed the pieces in the truck.

And all of a sudden I have pressure to get more done because now I can’t use the excuse that I don’t have my own space.

IMG_6357 (Maybe I can use the excuse that I might need a new chair?)

What excuses do you use? (Not that you make excuses.)

xo,

Jeanne

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5 Replies to “DIY desk … part 3 … FINALLY!”

  1. Don’t let Jeanne’s post fool you. Yes, she did incorporate some help to realize her desk dream as most neophyte craftsman do, but, truth be told, she did eighty percent of the work herself. And both her wood working mentor, Suzy, and myself are proud of her and her desk!

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