As well as writing, I have other hobbies, too. One thing I enjoy is woodworking. I’m still new to it, but I’m having a blast. I already have the tools, mostly, so it was just a matter of digging up some wood and going for it.
Well, my current desk isn’t really designed for writing. It’s a computer desk, sure, but already has another computer on it. It’s a little cramped. I looked online for some free plans and found a whole bunch for various writing desks.
We have been setting up the old barn as my wood shop. That meant doing some dismantling of stalls and cleaning up. It was harder than I thought, as I have a lot of fond memories there, including memories of a pony who died. He was my first pony and my best friend.
After finding plans for a desk I liked, I used some of the wood from his stall and my guy helped me cut it down to the dimensions I needed. It took some work, as we started with rough cut 2x6 and ended with finished 2x2, which are actually 1.5x1.5. I sanded them down and made them smooth. The grain structure of the wood really popped out from the sanding. I also had plywood from my last renovations, so I had what I needed for the surface and shelves.
It took a couple of weeks, since I didn’t work every day and had so much to do, but now whenever I write, I have the desk made of memories to write at. I need to rearrange some furniture to get it in my writing space and that might take a few more days, but soon I’ll be writing more comfortably at my very own hand made writing desk, with wood of sentimental value.
Having a well set up space to work will keep you comfortable and pain free for your writing career. As I get going seriously on my writing, I’m slowly setting everything up for myself as I like it. I’ll post pics of my new writing space soon, but in the mean time, enjoy the view of my new desk!
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.