Hi folks! I am about to undertake a desk project similar to this picture. I have the sewing machine base ready to go after sandblasting and repainting. Here is what I want to do...
I already have a 12in Hitachi sliding mitier saw and a decent Ridgid contractor table saw. I plan on picking up a decent craftsman fixed/plungebase router, a Grizzly president's special table with a Bis-Kit attachment, and a Kreg pocket-hole jig kit. I figured this should be everything I need.
I have a pretty good idea of the materials I plan on using.
The top I plan on using a hickory plywood 20 x 36 x 3/4in with a walnut 3 x 3/4in breadboard molding around the edges. The cabinets will be about 8 in wide x 12in deep x 14in tall either hickory or walnut 1/2 or 3/4 in plywood pocket hole construction with a single door on each side (for holding notebooks or folders).
This will be my first attempt at building a cabinet of this type of construction.
-Can anyone recommend some good quality tutorials online.
-I also have questions about joining the breadboard to the plywood on top. Do I 45 the corners or allow cut-ends to show? I lan on using biscuits to hold position and a fe pocket hole screws to attach them. Should I route an edge before assembly or after it is done?
-How would you attempt securing the hanging cabinets to the top?
-I have also been thinking about adding some type of back to this with a small shelf for computer speakers or pictures, but I haven't been able to think up something that would look good - any thoughts?
Any questions/advice/input would be greatly appreciated.