Wednesday Woodworking – typing table

Preparations for our upcoming house work is in full swing and has left me very little time to work in the wood shop so instead I offer this photo of what I consider my first woodworking project.  I built stuff before this but that was all school projects or things that had full adult supervision.  I built this typing table when I was 14.  It was built from shop scraps and finished with stain and varnish.  I have always been surprised how well the finish has held up over the 40 years since I built it.

Why did I build it? Well that’s a long story I’ll tell one day but the short version is that I had taken a typing class in the 8th grade and my father bought me a used manual typewriter.   The height of my desk wasn’t right for typing so I measured a typing table at school I liked, went home and dug out some wood and a skill saw.  A few cuts, some glue, nails and can of varnish and I had a table that I used for about twenty years as a typing table.  These days it does duty as a hallway table.  It’s not exactly fine furniture but it’s mine and I built it.

My typing table

My typing table

My typing table in the storage unit with all the boxes I moved behind it.

My typing table in the storage unit with all the boxes I moved behind it.


If you need me – I’ll be in the shop.

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Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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2 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – typing table

  1. gpcox says:

    You showed that you had the talent when you were still young!

  2. YAPCaB says:

    Very nice indeed!

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