The Tale of Two Old Teacher's Desk


I got these desk for just hauling them off.
Both had a leg broken off, drawer slides had to be re installed & one was pretty beat up.
Got all the drawers working, cut off all of the legs, attached 3/4 plywood to the bottoms. I used 8" casters on one & made it about 1/4" lower than my table saw.
I used 3" casters on the other one & made it into a sanding station.
The oscillating spindle sander is about 1/4" higher that belt sander.
I found the light in the dumpster that is on the sanding station, it was brand new , one of the wires had broke loose from the socket.
By making a bottom on the desk it created shelves.
When ripping sheet material it is supported by the one, I also use that for my Kreg pocket hole station.
I try to make as much mobil as possible.
I’m ready for a new table saw, but that’s another story.


It looks like they had years of service.
Nice to save. My brain took me years back to being a student again with the teach at the desk:)

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I agree, it’s nice to have old things around that bring back good memories.
I need to get over to your post & look at your creations again, I like what I see.


Excellent use of both desks. Great out feed table, and the sanding station that is mobile is fantastic.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Thanks, I enjoy using it.
I want to build a companion table for it with a downdraft top


Necessity is the mother of invention, good job.


Thanks John, you are so right !!


Very innovative,well done.

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