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Stand-Up Desk

comments (3) November 12th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

TheAustrian TheAustrian, member
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The two pivoting drawers were inspired by Garrett Hack (FWW no. 234). I was apprehensive about risking them, but as it turned out, they were not as hard to make as I had thought.
A Stand-Up Desk for a tall friend with back-problems. Overall height is 125 cm.
I used Ash for the bent lamination in the drawers.
The top of the desk can be tilted to a 15 degree angle, ideal for writing. 
A small wenge ridge to prevent papers from sliding off at the bottom of the tilted top.
The two pivoting drawers were inspired by Garrett Hack (FWW no. 234). I was apprehensive about risking them, but as it turned out, they were not as hard to make as I had thought. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

The two pivoting drawers were inspired by Garrett Hack (FWW no. 234). I was apprehensive about risking them, but as it turned out, they were not as hard to make as I had thought.

Photo: My own

The Stand-Up Desk was designed to ease a friends back-problems from too much sitting on a normal desk. I chose cherry and mahogany with small wenge elements. The legs and cross-braces I shaped to make the desk look light despite ist height. The pivoting drawers were made following the instructions in FWW No. 234. I thank Garrett Hack for this idea. 


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Markus Misslinger

posted in: Reader's Gallery, dovetails, modern, cherry, tenons, mahogany, desk, shellac, bent lamination, stand-up desk, wenge


Comments (3)

MarkFoster MarkFoster writes: Great piece. I have watched his video workshop of that table with pivot drawers many times and would like to try it too
Posted: 7:47 am on November 17th

TheAustrian TheAustrian writes: Thank you for your comment. I am curious to see your desk once it is finished.
Posted: 12:41 pm on November 14th

evandene evandene writes: Great idea, I will make one for my own use. I will have the same tilted top with just a little difference by sandwiching a laptop in a hinged double top plate. (Top plate lock included)
Thanks for inspiring me.
Kind regards
Ed

Posted: 12:17 pm on November 13th

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