EP. 29 the ux4 desk
Today I'm building a modern writing or computer desk all from construction lumber and the Ux4 designed by Ben Uyeda and distributed by Swenyo. Remember, the size of the desk is adjustable to fit your space!
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
1 8' 2"x12"
The UX4's: http://kck.st/1nLpaC1
Watco Danish Oil: http://amzn.to/1SBU7kk
Wood Glue: http://amzn.to/1pRuFAC
STEP ONE: MAKE THE TABLE TOP
The top of the desk is made from a single 2x12 cut in half and glued together.
As an optional step, I ran the boards through the surface planer to remove a small cup the board had in it.
I ran one side of each of the 2x12's through the table saw to remove the rounded corner as well as to get a perfect 90 degree corner.
I used a biscuit joiner to add a bit more strength to the glue joint and to help everything line up straighter in the clamps.
Once the glue had dried, I squared the desk top up by using a edge guide and a circular saw.
I sanded the top all the way up to 220 grit.
STEP TWO: MAKE THE LEGS
The legs are made from normal old 2x4's cut at 30 inches with a 15 degree angle at the end to that they sit flush with the ground. Make sure and sift through the lumber at the store to find the straightest boards possible.
I used a random orbit sander and sanded the legs to 220 grit.
STEP THREE: ATTACH THE LEGS
Using the UX4, I attached my 2x4 legs to the table top 2.5" in from the edge and 3" in from the edge.
STEP FOUR: APPLY A FINISH
I used a natural danish oil from Watco as a finish. It's a quick one-step finish that looks great and is pretty hard to mess up.
That's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed it and go out and make your own. If you do, don't forget to tag me in a picture of it!
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