Rolltop Desk Build Part 5

With the bases and the drawers finished, I wanted to turn my attention to the roll top section itself. The cubby hole section will require the most time and effort, but this is going to be…


Rolltop Desk Build Part 4

It’s time to make parts for the six drawers. The original plans called for birch plywood for the sides and backs This would be a snap with 1/2″ plywood, but I decided to use solid wood,…



Rolltop Desk Build Part 3

Read Part 1 here Read Part 2 here Making the panels Today, I put all the parts together to form the sides and back assemblies. I started with the two back panels. These will attach to the…


Rolltop Desk Build Part 2

Read Part 1 here It took 10 hours to resaw the 1 1/4″ thick slabs into three thinner panels and then plane them to the finished 1/4″ thickness.  In total, I cut 21 panels that will…


Rolltop Desk Build Part 1

Follow along as I build a Rolltop desk! Introduction – February 2015 The rolltop desk has always had a certain appeal because of the large drawers in the base, multiple cubby holes in the top…


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Does Sawdust Inn sell its projects?

As a hobbyist woodworker, I enjoy building simply for the pleasure of the craft. On very rare occasions, I have created a project for the intended purpose of selling it. As explained earlier, the cost…


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Will Sawdust Inn build a project for me?

Woodworkers often times find themselves in the same category as the guy who owns a pick-up truck. A pick-up is perfectly designed for moving things, and having a friend who owns one would certainly be cheaper than renting…


Cabinet building tips from the pros

At some point, every woodworker will build cabinets. Here’s a great article from : Nick Lieurance to help you along! Designing and building kitchen cabinets is a big project, and there are lots of things…