Introduction: Steel and Bamboo Desk

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Here is a simple way to built a solid desk to fit the dimensions you need.

Step 1: Design

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First thing is to determine the shape and dimensions of the desk. I use 3D drawing (SolidEdge in this case) to determine the dimensions of all the parts.

Step 2: Prepare the Material

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Once the drawing is finish. I cut all the material needed to built the frame. I took 1/8 x 2 x 2 tubbing and angle corner. I also use flat bar to joint the desk tops together.

Step 3: Welding Time!

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The most important thing before I start the welding is to clamp the pieces strongly on a straight table. The heat produced by the welding tend to wrap the metal.

Step 4: Finish on Frame

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I use a metal brush mounted on a grinder to remove all the black and the oxide.

Step 5: Fixe the Table Tops to the Steel Frame

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To keep it simple, I buy the bamboo table top that are almost the size that I needed. It is 1,5 x 26 x 72. I just have to cut the length. You must drill holes before apply the screws because bamboo is a very hard material.

Step 6: Finish of the Table Top

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To finish the top, I use natural oil.


mbeaumont1 (author)2015-02-02

I'm from Quebec, Canada and it comes from Rona. It cost 125$ for one piece.

PJRockastanski (author)2015-02-02

Where did you source the tabletop from?

AdventuresInDIY (author)2015-02-01

Cool design! Nice welds.

mbeaumont1 (author)2015-02-01

Yes it is all MIG.

mhgarten (author)2015-02-01

very nice looking welds, did you use MIG?

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