I would be building a scrapbooking desk for my girlfriend, so she would have massive amounts of workspace and storage.
As I mentioned back then, I have never done this before. Nervous then, nervous now.
Yesterday, we finally began the actual process. She had designed the blueprints for the desk, and we had purchased the wood. Now, it was time to start cutting, and turning planks into a desk.
She called her friend D, who works in contruction. She brought the tools and the expertise, and in return, I brought the beer. While D was drawing out the cut lines and the gf was assisting, I went to work cutting.
|D fucking rocks.|
So Brandon, why is it taking weeks instead of hours?
Just look at the amount of wood we purchased:
- 7 planks of 1/2 inch thick wood
- 6 planks of 3/4 inch thick wood
- 1 thin board for shelving
This is a big project. There is going to be storage and shelves galore, and over 125 square feet of tabletop work space. Gigantic desk, but when finished, the girlfriend is going to have a much easier time getting projects done.
By the way, drinking and power tools don't mix. Don't try this at home, kids. By the end of the evening, we were doing 'saw off' races with jigsaws and goofy stuff like that.
As the desk progresses, I'll post pictures. Mainly because this is my way of bragging. I have never created something so massive before, and it's overwhelming me that I can actually do it. Plus it's fun.
It makes me feel... manly. Like I'm actually good with tools... or something.