You spend a lot of time salvaging the wood and ripping the pieces but the finished desk is so solid it can last for 75 years. It even makes a good workbench after your student days are over. Of course any wood will do.
Here are four free versions of this desk just for you. They are all low-stress, inexpensive, can be fitted to the available floor space, and can be build with a few simple tools. These plans include twelve sketches, two photographs, and four sets of construction hints.
This Childs Computer Table is solid, inexpensive, and can be adjusted in height to accommodate the child as she or he grows. It features a solid core door table top, a low keyboard shelf, and solid, adjustable legs. The legs are in two parts that can be unbolted and adjusted in height over eight inches in one inch steps.
This computer desk design provides a wide shelf for the keyboard and mouse nearly in the users lap. You view the monitor just over the back edge of the keyboard and you can adjust it in height and tilt.
Applying a finish to a door or flat project lying on a sawhorse can literally be a pain. So to ease the strain on my back and make it less tiring, I built an adjustable easel that holds the workpiece at a comfortable height, as you can see in the photo at this link.
A trammel on a hand held router makes is easy to cut perfect circles. To make a trammel, follow through to read more about tfis workshop tip and free woodworking plan.
There are times when you just do not have enough clamps. But do not worry – you do not have to blow your budget on new ones. Here is an easy-to-build clamp that will work great for most projects.
This cutting board project could be built out of scrap wood already in your workshop. If you choose to use new stock from the lumber yard, both hardwoods and softwood are good choices.
The time had finally come when the frustration of chasing my Workmate around the shop while trying to hand plane a board had built up to the point that I was ready to put all other projects on hold until I finally had myself a decent workbench. I had been intending to build myself a workbench all along, but never seemed to find the time before. Now I had determined to MAKE the time.
One of the first tools a beginning woodworker needs is a good solid workbench with a real woodworking vise. This bench need not be a fancy affair made of expensive woods in some classic style. The first bench must be cheap, easy to make, and solid. The following design meets this need.