21st Century Writing Desk

Although the design of this table may appear complicated, the construction is remarkably straightforward. Simple and reliable techniques make it easy to taper the legs and flow them into the side stretchers.

The table can be broken into three sets of components: the top; side assemblies (each consisting of two legs and two side stretchers); and two long stretchers.

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Finishing With CA Glue

Hard, clear, waterproof … even reversible with the right solvent. These are four of the most important properties of a finish. Like any finish, CA glue requires careful technique for it to be applied successfully.

I first discovered the idea of using CA glue as a finish while searching for a more durable finish for turned items subject to high wear. I found that the finishes marketed towards woodturners work quickly to build a gloss finish but aren’t as durable as I wanted.

There are many different application methods, each suited for specific situations. Regardless of which method you use, you will end up with a resilient finish. Once the finish is applied, rub it out to achieve either a wet look or a finish as matte as bare wood. For a gloss finish use 2 or 3 coats and 4 to 5 coats for a satin finish. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use.