I'm loving my new work station. It still has [the entire room actually] a long ways to go before it's finished.
But I can finally sit down and edit pictures again. Yep. Edited a session right here, today.
I wanted a work station that was multi-purpose and I could multi-task on. That's why this thing is mondo big. It was a lot of work, but I feel so good about re-purposing this old wood. I wasn't sure I would be able to sand it enough to make it usable. But it worked. It's actually smooth.
Sanding - Yes I sanded. Then I sanded some more. After that, I sanded more. Then I painted. And sanded some more. I have never sanded anything that much. EVER.
Here's how it went down:
I found the wood (mostly) at an old, abandoned house. These behemoth things used to be fence boards! That tells me they're old - old - old! After figuring out which pieces I wanted to use, I put them together, like a puzzle. I used standard 2x4's to reinforce the bottom. Then, I started the whole (curse word) sanding process. After it was all silky smooth - okay - just smooth, I wiped off the dust and it was ready for paint.
I didn't want to lose the age of the wood. So I
Once the paint was dry, I distressed it. Yes. More sanding. Next, I brushed on a couple coats of Minwax, water based Polycrilic. And then...you got it. Sanded again. Nice. And. Smooth. Then I hired a some bodybuilder to help me lug it inside. By hired, I mean free. And by bodybuilder I mean my wife.
We placed on top of these A-MAZ-ING, all metal work horses. I scored these things at a swap meet for $20 for the pair. SCORE!
Now, it's time to decorate. Pictures. Office supplies.
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