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Hello this instructable will go through basic steps to make a solid, large work bench or work desk for your home or business area. - Made at Techshop...
Materials used for this work desk: Metal: 4 leg pieces - I used 2"x2" square profile steel tubing, 1/8" thick, 28" long (after final cut) 4 square ta...
Use horizontal band saw to cut metal leg pieces to correct length. Typical sitting table height is about 29" so I cut the legs to 28". This allows 1...
Use hand-grinder and course lap wheel to polish metal legs. They can be put next to each other and moving back and forth you can create a scintillati...
Using Corel Draw, you can create any pattern for the plasma cutter to carve out desk feet. I chose a rounded triangle pattern shown cut out of the 1/...
You will need to attach the metal legs to the underside of the table/desk. These can be plasma cut as well however will need holes in them to put bol...
Clean all metal parts with water/TSP mixture solution to remove grease and oil
Using a MIG welder for steel weld the top and bottom pieces to the metal polished metal legs. Be sure to tack weld first then do larger weld seams fi...
Remove weld impurities by brush polishing the weld seams. As the legs are now done and ready, you can spray coat with sealant to prevent rusting. I...
Purchase solid core wood door at a local lumber yard. You can go and pick out a specific door which has a nice grain pattern. I would not recommend h...
Sand down door with 220 fine grit sandpaper and wipe off all wood dust. Using a wide, good quality brush lay down a coat of wood stain with the table...
On the underside of the desk, wood screw bolts can be put in. These are similar to drywall mounting screws. I drilled pilot holes with a drill first...
Put the metal legs in line with the metal screw and screw into the wooden desk top. You can use washers to add more area on the mounting. Add felt c...
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