Tom’s Reclaimed Pine Desk

Viewer Project - By Tom Machin from Derbyshire, UK
Added on January 21, 2012


This simple desk was a present for my mom. I don’t normally work in softwoods, preferring locally sourced English Hardwoods, but she wanted something that was made out of old wood. The wood is old scaffolding boards, resawn beams and pallet wood!

Not too complicated joinery really.just some biscuits, dowels and rebates. The main problem turned out to be keeping the wood flat due to it mostly being 10″+ wide and flat sawn. Cupped like crazy!

A nice little project and I got a lot out of it. Mainly that pallets are a good source of softwood in an crisis.