Okay my friend gave me the idea of using MDF board, threaded rods, nuts and washers to make shelves. I created a shelf that holds my center channel and 5 channel power amp which is a combined 150 pounds with ease.
So when some barn board from a project my wife cancelled came up I decided to make a table for my guitar stuff.
Check out the grain/character! I am planning on doing minimal sanding and leaving it intentionally rough.
Sorry I am making multiple posts because I typed up a long post with all pics and my browser froze so I lost all the work.
So I am going to do this in chunks.
The white paint is dry and flakey. Probably lead based. So I sanded off the paint but left the outer edge of each piece of wood remain curved and rough.
At this point the inner edges had not been cut. I had to spend $150 to buy a new circular saw. My old one was metal and the handle got hot to the touch as I was using it. Not to mention each cut took a long time and the edge was seared black. The new saw cuts wood like butter and has tons of features to control depth and angle of cut.
Here are some shots of the unstained table
Used a gel stain by verathane called Special Walnut. Easy to use as it doesn't drip. Middle and bottom shelves are not stained in that pic. Will have to snap one last pic with stain and clear coat complete. Need to give the gel 24 hours to dry.
Due to the unfinished nature of the wood some tiny pockets were tough to stain but overall I think it came out really well.
Overall the table is 6.5 feet wide, 2 feet deep, 2.5 feet tall (not including upper shelf).
$150 for wood
$50 for maple veneer MDF (as there wasn't enough barn board for the one set of shelves)
$50 threaded rods, nuts, washers..... wanted black but wasn't able to get all pieces in black from local store
$150 7 inch circular saw
$16 gel stain
$32 satin finish clear coat..... stuff is supposed to be super strong and meant for floors..... figured this would be good as amp heads are heavy.
$30 MDF board (you can't see it but it is under the bard boards to keep the boards from twisting)
That's one kvlt desk.