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SCRAP Humboldt community tinker desk instructions

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Building the Community Tinker Desk[edit]

Here you will find a list of diagrams that will assist you in recreating the Community Tinker Desk by 'The Planeteers'.

Table Cut Sheet[edit]

Part# Material Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Quantity
TOP Door 79 1/4 30 1/4 1 3/4 1
EP1 Door 29 3/4 24 1/4 1 3/4 2
CBL Door 55 1/4 16 1 3/4 1
T30 Post 29 1/4 1 3/4 5/8 4
TC Post 11 1/2 1 3/4 5/8 2
TA1[1] Post 30 1/4 1 3/4 5/8 2
TA2[1] Post 79 1/4 1 3/4 5/8 2
T55 Post 55 1/4 1 3/4 5/8 1
Part# Description Quantity
R12B[2] Lag-Bolts 1/2" x 12" 4
LBA[3] L-Brackets 8
P Floor Pads 4

Assembly of Table[edit]

ImageStep
Tinker Desk diagram.jpg Step 1: Diagram of the entire Community Tinker Desk in expanded format.
Tinker Desk top diagram.jpg Step 2: An overview of the table top. Glue and clamp/nail the parts TA1, TA2, and TOP together.
Tinker Desk brace diagram.jpg Step 3: This is the shear brace for the table. Glue clamp/nail T55 to CBL and position LBA’s on the top side.
Tinker Desk leg diagram.jpg Step 4: This is the table leg. Glue and nail/clamp T30 to EP1. Glue and nail TC to the center of EP1 and down 3 inches from the top side of EP1. Once TC is mounted, drill corresponding pilot holes for the lag-bolts R12B. Place either homemade or store bought protective pads (P) 2-3 inches in from the ends of EP1.

Bench Cut Sheet[edit]

Part# Material Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Quantity
BTOP Door 79 1/4 9 1/2 1 3/4 2
BE[4] Door 16 1/2 14 3/4 1 3/4 4
BBC Door 50 7 1/4 1 3/4 2
TBA1[1] Post 9 1/2 1 3/4 5/8 4
TBA2[1] Post 79 1/4 1 3/4 5/8 4
TBCC Post 8 1/2 1 3/4 5/8 4
TAL[4] Post 16 3/4 1 3/4 5/8 8
Part# Description Quantity
R38B[2] Lag-Bolts 3/8" x 12" 8
LBA[3] L-Brackets 12
P Floor Pads 8

Assembly of Bench[edit]

ImageStep
Tinker Desk bench diagram.jpg Step 1: Diagram of one of the two identical benches in expanded format.
Tinker Desk bench top diagram.jpg Step 2: An overview of the Bench top. Glue and clamp/nail the parts TBA1, TBA2, and BTOP together.
Tinker Desk bench brace diagram.jpg Step 3: This is the shear brace for the Bench. Glue clamp/nail TBBC to BBC. Use two LBA’s as used on the table brace.
Tinker Desk bench end diagram.jpg Step 4: This is the bench leg. Glue and nail/clamp TAL to BE. Glue and nail TBCC to the center of BE. Use this diagram for referencing pilot holes for lag-bolts and angle cuts required for both BE and TAL parts. Once TBCC is mounted, drill corresponding pilot holes for the lag-bolts (R38B). Place either homemade or store bought protective pads (P) two inches inward from the ends of BE.
Tinker Desk bench leg dimensions.jpg Step 5: A side view of the bench leg. Notice the triangular shape. Special care should be taken to ensure the proper cutting of materials.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Needs 45ᵒ cut for special joining. These Parts require a miter joint in the corners.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lag bolts require washers and pre-drilled holes for mounting.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Use L-Brackets with at least 1 ¼ inch wood screws. If door thicknesses vary for some reason, use mounting screws that penetrate at least one half the thickness of the wood.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Requires an 80ᵒ cut to prevent bench user from swaying back and forth.