Scalability is a huge plus

This project scales very nicely, and lends itself to many different variations.
I was asked by my wife to create a sturdy but small table for my child's school that would support an election box for students, and afterwards be used as a decorative hall table. I wanted to use some leftover 1x's instead of the plans instructed 2x's, so I halved many of the dimensions to keep the scale relatively the same. By halving the dimensions, I had enough wood to create two tables, and I'll use the extra as a printer stand or plant stand, but the point is this plan offers many different latitudes. I will stand by the strength of these tables - by using a half lap joinery as a cross beam, not only did i add some mission style faux tenons, but the strength is unbelievable! Considerations for this plan can include making a "well" underneath the desktop, with a hinge access to the well - or slanting the desktop and off centering the I beam to allow for more leg room.
I really enjoyed this project and invite others to try it.
http://ana-white.com/2012/08/plans/55-fancy-x-desk

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
about $60
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Southern Yellow Pine
Finish Used
Same as provided by plan, Used a water based polyurethene.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

bryanp8269

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 17:54

I love the modifications you made if I get brave I'll try to duplicate them