I got a new desk! After not using his desk for quite some time, my grandpa finally decided to let me have it.
For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved my grandpa’s desk. It’s a teak Danish desk, and it’s the only piece of furniture in my grandparents house that I like; everything else is oriental themed because my Russian grandmother grew up in China. At one point my grandparents had a teak Danish dining room set and matching credenza, but they gave that to my parents. My mom plans to pass it on to me when Joshua and I buy our first home.
Yesterday we cleaned the desk out and took it a part (simply unscrewing the four legs). Not only did we get the desk out of the room, but we ended up taking the rug out and completely rearranging the room! The rug in that room covered the air vent, and the desk was helping hold up part of the rug; removing the rug got rid of a fire hazard as well as a lot of dust and grossness that was lurking underneath it.
When I got home, I ventured over to Lowe’s and picked up some Danish Oil to help stain and protect the desk. I mainly got it for the desk legs, because the legs were several shades lighter than the desk itself. It’s hard to tell in the pictures I’ve taken, but they looked sun bleached. Plus, that desk has been in the same spot with the same amount of “stuff” on it ever since I was a kid, so I doubt it’s ever been polished or oiled.
Look at the picture on the can up there; the light area that person’s hand is polishing was the color of the desk legs. After two coats, the legs are much darker.
Today I put the legs back on and moved it to its temporary, possibly permanent spot.
I finally got the rest of my computer-related things on my new desk. It only took me a month! 😛
One of the things I love about my new desk is it has a built-in shelf behind it, which is big enough for me to keep my Macbook Pro on my BookArc in there. Gives me a lot more desk space! I’m still not entirely sure I want to have this new space out in the dining room as opposed to the office room. Perhaps I’ll be able to come to a solid decision once I move my monitor to work.
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