Flipping a Thrift Store School Desk for Profit

Taking a cheap old school desk from the thrift store and turning it into a treasure. Brought to us by Squarespace. For 10% off your first purchase, go to: http://squarespace.com/makesomething

I discovered a neglected old-school desk at a thrift store for a bargain of just $10. I’m going to completely restore it and bring it back to a like-new condition. Using some beautiful locally grown walnut wood, I aim to transform this school desk into a stunning piece of fine furniture that I can then sell. The profits from this sale will be used towards funding our next upcycling project from the thrift store. This has been one of the most enjoyable woodworking projects I’ve worked on and I’m truly thrilled with the outcome.

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10 Replies to “Flipping a Thrift Store School Desk for Profit”

  1. This video was so fun to watch. Had me chuckling several times like a mad man on my train commute to work.
    Love your videos, David. Keep it up!

  2. Sweet project. You should've veneered the cool "S" and a couple of your favorite metal bands into the top, but leaving it for someone else to do with a pocketknife is admirable.

  3. I was always partial to carving either the Danzig logo or the Misfits. A wad of colored resin would've made a nice artificial gum wad.

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