Chrysnbon kitchen hutch to desk, part 2

by brae  

Starting work on the Chrysnbon desk conversion.  The instructions indicate to use the base back piece, but it has some issues with injection marks and you are to remove the ribs with a knife.  These would not be highly visible under the desk, but they would be unsightly enough to bother me.

I could turn the piece around, but then the back would be rather ragged.  Granted, the back the desk isn't visible when in the room, but why bother with these issues at all when there's a large piece in the leftovers that has wood texture on both sides?

I cut the large piece to minimize the injection marks.  Much better.  :]

After gluing the top to the sides and back using Testors plastic cement, I went my own direction using the magazine instructions as a general guide.  Since I didn't care about making the top cabinet, I used the spare parts as needed.  It simplified things for me.  I built a box for the side drawer and door.

I cut the original skirt as meant in the bash, but I made a solid piece for the right side.

Instead of using the remaining small drawers, I cut a new one from the spare parts.

I sanded the back of the door smooth so it would sit more in line with the new drawer.  The one on the left shows what it looked like before the sanding.

That left the holes and imperfections on the left inner panel.

I thought it would be more difficult to fill with putty and get a good result, so I cut a board to cover the entire lower portion.  Once painted, it will be less obvious.  Or, perhaps the desk needed repair at some point, which is why it's being used in a rural post office.

Next up, finishing and hardware.


Comment from: Sherrill [Visitor]
Amazing kit bash! That is a really cute desk.
05/12/19 @ 21:04
Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
I love it! There’s so much you can do with these’s fun to see something completely different. Looking forward to seeing it painted. :D
05/12/19 @ 21:08
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
Such a transformation! Can't wait to see the finished piece.
05/13/19 @ 00:57
Comment from: Anna [Visitor]
What a fabulous little desk.
05/13/19 @ 01:20
Comment from: ann [Visitor]  
I have already learned a lot. Now I now which glue to use. I doubt that I will do any bashing, but what do you use to cut the pieces?
05/13/19 @ 12:51
Comment from: Sheila Lester [Visitor]
I really like how it turned out! Can't wait to see the hardware and how you finish it!
05/13/19 @ 14:53
Comment from: Kamelia [Visitor]
Looks rally nice. :)
05/14/19 @ 16:02
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>

I have a great pair of clippers and use X-Acto blades to make the cuts.
05/17/19 @ 02:22
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]
I love the style of this desk - so timeless! Can't wait to see it finished with hardware!
05/19/19 @ 02:02
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>
05/21/19 @ 23:26
Comment from: irene [Visitor]
It would never occur to me to bash a Chrysnbon kit. I think what you've done with it is marvellous.
06/08/19 @ 11:39
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>
06/26/19 @ 00:11
Comment from: Morgan [Visitor]  
How did you get the injection holes and marks on the cabinet door to be less visible? I’m working on it now, and it seems when I try and sand/use an exacto knife to mimic grain it makes the issue more pronounced. Thank you!
09/03/20 @ 10:50
Comment from: brae [Member]
For this piece in particular, I either cut new parts from spares in a way that hid the or covered over the injection holes and marks. The rocking chair posts have a better explanation of how I fix them otherwise.

You may need to prime then re-check/redo as needed. :yes:
09/03/20 @ 11:00

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