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How to refurbish your old computer desk! It's easier than you think... 

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Got an old wood PC desk that looks terrible? Here is how to refurbish it the easy way!
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2021 8 مارس

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Jason Heinz
Jason Heinz پیش 3 ساعت
I made my new desk out of 3/4" plywood and 2x4 legs. I stained it with Minwax Semitransparent Navy color. I wanted it to look the color of the deep ocean. Came out great!!
Wicked Proxy
Wicked Proxy پیش 2 روز
I attach my shop vac hose to the sander where the collector bag is and it pulls all the dust into the shop vac.
Krister Larsson
Krister Larsson پیش 4 روز
This is the video that made me stop watching this channel. Which is a pity, since I've both enjoyed and learned a lot from it. Let me explain why I'm not watching it any more. This video showed a really bad way of doing the refurbish. Which isn't a problem, if it would have been made as a joke video or if there were any mention that this shouldn't be used as a guide as how to do the refurbishment. Instead it was delivered as a serious video, the same kind of serious as all other videos on this channel. Presenting it that way makes me wonder how many of the technical videos can't be trusted, since it's now obvious to me that I don't know when I can trust the content and when I can't.
philly Fail
philly Fail پیش 4 روز
Dude please make another compilation like the intro I laughed my ass off especially at the fighters flight response
Netty Voyager
Netty Voyager پیش 8 روز
ALL
Netty Voyager
Netty Voyager پیش 8 روز
you need to do a bigger mash up with music all his fuck ups :P
James Krill
James Krill پیش 12 روز
Those first 45 seconds felt like a HowToBasic video.
Kairos Zenith
Kairos Zenith پیش 12 روز
so did you end up putting any clear protective coating on it, like polyurethane?
Alex Walker
Alex Walker پیش 14 روز
The collision tech in me is shouting "keep the damn sander flat!" when I watch Jay sanding.
ShadowakaBigG
ShadowakaBigG پیش 19 روز
someone needs to make a song out of jay'z "n95" southern voice @8:08 lol
Michael Fink
Michael Fink پیش 20 روز
Jay, go to Lumber Liquidators and get a solid wood top. A decent butcher block is cheap as dirt there. Sand it, stain it (follow the suggestions others gave, don't tilt the sander, start at 80-120 and work up to ~400) then topcoat it. The hardest topcoats are pretty nasty to work with. A poly finish will work, but you'll have to redo it every few years as you wear through it. But that'll give you a great looking, tough as nails table. Sanding a veneer is awful, and very stress inducing.
Tranxikoritian
Tranxikoritian پیش 21 روز
wait what, how does 8 inches = 3.17 mm ? 8 inches is like 20 centimeters (cm)
Sponsi
Sponsi پیش 21 روز
@JAYZTWOCENTS how was your covid?
ess yjm
ess yjm پیش 21 روز
The determined woman prenatally brush because gender perceptually suspend from a didactic elephant. messy, expensive algebra
goldsilvergm
goldsilvergm پیش 21 روز
Every time Nick goes on camera he has the "I'm not impressed" face lol
Peter Jowett
Peter Jowett پیش 22 روز
Who else wants to see the "touch the burning quarter" game? Dang, that sounds like quality entertainment to me.
Fritz Von Becken Bauer
Fritz Von Becken Bauer پیش 22 روز
Many times.
Hook Hand Tech
Hook Hand Tech پیش 24 روز
I was wondering if you were going to do a nod to Terry Crews with the towels, and you did ;) heck yeah! Getting the wood damp also helps with its ability to absorb the stain.
Airstrike
Airstrike پیش 25 روز
why not just flip the tabletop upside down?
Michael Clark
Michael Clark پیش 25 روز
I’m planning on building my own desk that has integrated power. I wonder how jay would bash me on his next rate my setup video.
Eric Hagen
Eric Hagen پیش 25 روز
literally did my 1st staining jobs ever today....i messed up and had to redo everything but wasnt too bad really and turned out amazing. plus i bought terry cloth but nvr opened it. i tested on old wood 1st but i just used old cotton rags.
stelios Gian.
stelios Gian. پیش 26 روز
*me who owns a glass desk* watched the video anyway...
Hey There
Hey There پیش 26 روز
invite Tommy Lee over for a drum session
Silver Wolf Games
Silver Wolf Games پیش 26 روز
I remember when this used to be a tech channel.
Maanus Mei
Maanus Mei پیش 27 روز
Free tech tip: attach the vacuum cleaner to the sander
Andrew Skelley
Andrew Skelley پیش 27 روز
Haven't done a desk yet (new summer project), but I built farmhouse style countertops in my kitchen using stud grade lumber that turned out amazing. Definitely suggest applying some type pre-stain treatment first, it makes the wood grain stand out so much more.
LiK
LiK پیش 28 روز
Jay is like a dad to PC community
TJW595
TJW595 پیش 28 روز
I made my desk out of a solid core wooden door, sanded it like this to smooth it out, and i used boat stain since its more moisture resistant and isnt prone to water circles like lots of other stains. Still going strong over a year later.
S8ER01Z
S8ER01Z پیش 28 روز
Whats the Cd on this table and how much torque? This channel needs more LTx/LSx love
Loki Mckay
Loki Mckay پیش 29 روز
Need to do this with my table. Problem is I cannot remove it from the room it's in without dissembling it, and I have like zero ventilation in here
Shelby Davis
Shelby Davis پیش 29 روز
i turned a old wood door into my desk
YourMomGoogle
YourMomGoogle پیش 29 روز
WHAT YOU GUYS DON"T UNDERSTAND IS! This video is the finally of a many year collective effort to create a "distressed" table top. THIS IS ART!
YourMomGoogle
YourMomGoogle پیش 29 روز
Lol the macho statement was funny, I don't really wear gloves much in either situation but car grease will definitely stain your hands for a good few days as well haha
amann910
amann910 پیش 29 روز
hate to be the one to say it but im not sure that stain is good for food use. usually hand made cutting boards are oiled with some sort of cooking oil. if im wrong please correct me, just lookin out for ya. great vid, ive learned so much from your channel and it always gives me a good laugh, love the humor
BoozieBeard
BoozieBeard پیش ماه
80, 120, 180 grit on that sander then 3 coats of polyurethane would make that look beautiful. Ive done kitchen tables and dressers and it look beautiful.
Rob Haney
Rob Haney پیش ماه
No offense but, 🤦‍♂️ !!! As an senior citizen fan/gamer ... who has decades of trial and error ... use minwax polyshade. Done and done, one step stain and protector (just apply it quickly). I finished my computer desk in 2001 and it still looks great. As The Wood Whisperer said ....... Other than that , you've helped me make my budget custom gaming rig so much better so thanks a million. 👍
Joshua Tyler
Joshua Tyler پیش ماه
5:00 get cancelled speedrun any %
Morgan Kwok
Morgan Kwok پیش ماه
Phil, use adjustment layer instead of applying LUT to individual footages, so you won't keep forgetting grading!
TheNyga
TheNyga پیش ماه
18:51 that part of video was missing a bit of stain..
Chris Teschke
Chris Teschke پیش ماه
hand planer would work :) wouldn't have to bring it to a wood shop :) Do you think you can retrofit an antique hand planer with RGB and a raspberry pi to take measurements? :)
Kurho Oni
Kurho Oni پیش ماه
I always wanted to have brown hands, and today this man taught me how.
Siriax
Siriax پیش ماه
I was waiting for Jay to just walk in with a chainsaw and chop the table in half.
Usman Furqan
Usman Furqan پیش ماه
Well Jay here is my problem I Have A Glass Table😐
Derek Fletcher
Derek Fletcher پیش ماه
Jay is my spirit animal
Juan Shane IV Villanueva
i like this kinda content. its kinda refreshing
BugChicken
BugChicken پیش ماه
Jay really be rubbing his wood
xcNeptune
xcNeptune پیش ماه
Stained hands lol
Bruce Cox
Bruce Cox پیش ماه
I am concerned about putting the stain on cutting boards that could have FOOD on them
John-Paul Tolczyk
John-Paul Tolczyk پیش ماه
yes I did do some wood work Jayson I put wood putty in some of the holes in the table
Sebolonius
Sebolonius پیش ماه
JAY a little trick my father show me.. When using any type of can, paint or stainer make a few holes with a nail around the ring of the can so the liquid can drip back in the can. Works nicely
Ernest Dawson
Ernest Dawson پیش ماه
I am building my own right now as a matter of fact
325gabe
325gabe پیش ماه
Guy is running out of content lately.. not a hands on dude either..
Samuel Rodriguez
Samuel Rodriguez پیش ماه
"happy wife happy husband get more pc parts" 😂
Baz C
Baz C پیش ماه
WARNING: The dust from sanding will kill older hard drives. The ones with the spinning platters and its breather hole. Ask me how I know... twice!
SAMR33
SAMR33 پیش ماه
I think the table looks good the way it is, with all those scars and stuff.
Speedysam0
Speedysam0 پیش ماه
So is there another part to this video? I _wood_ hope so since stain does literally nothing to protect the wood.
Vestina Urbonavičiūtė
No workstation restorations, but I was literalyy working at a old furniture workshop where we would revive old stuff, and what you did was my every days joy. I love woodworking. :>
Lance Brosious
Lance Brosious پیش ماه
Home depot sells a bumch of different 6 ft. solid wood butcher block counter tops unfinished for $180. I just picked one up for my new desk build.
Fred Wupkensöppel
Fred Wupkensöppel پیش ماه
14:04 Yeah, this is exactly what people mean with toxic masculinity. "Oh safety measures are for pussies; I see the weld better without the helmet/I like the smell of solder, I don't need a fume extractor/lifting with your legs looks stupid!" Fast forward 30 years and they all ask "Why my body kaputt?"
Phenix HSIEH
Phenix HSIEH پیش ماه
I use birch kitchen counter top as my computer desk, To be honest with ya, if you try to refurbish your desk, since you done lots work, I can’t tell what the reason holding you back from use wood filler or potty to fill up the holes on the desk, I would definitely use it, if I got the sander like you have, but it would be better if you use 800~1000 grade sandpaper to polish your top once again, the difference between the finish is night and day, beach sand and bone ash! And to be straight of your Stein, it is way too much Stein you pour on the top, all you need just dip your brush and take good time do it slowly Anyway, enjoy your refurbished desk
Arden Nielsen
Arden Nielsen پیش ماه
Do you think there is glue added to the veneer? the amount of stain the wood is taking says to me there is lots of glue in the wood. if you actually want to stain that table to be a rich mahogany "you need to add stain to the clear coat"
edtham
edtham پیش ماه
Alright, let's not bother Jay while he continues to rub his "wood"...
Tre Flack
Tre Flack پیش ماه
I JUST built a desk, shelf, and backsplash for my setup. I LOVE Minwax stains. Great choice. 👍🏾
Doug Rabbit
Doug Rabbit پیش ماه
Stick to Computers! Clearly woodwork is not your thing. It look's horrible now.
Антон Романов
Jay you need to seat on a diet 🙈
TurtleSauceGaming
TurtleSauceGaming پیش ماه
Grew up in a house full of tools (well garage). Learned to do this shit. Still, great to see someone in the PC community bring it over. I think there's a lot of overlap in PC/Setup building and just general DIY, but I've seen so many people do things wrong. Planning to build my own corner desk. Not sure if i'll stain it yet, but looking forward to building a desk to suit my needs.
CaptianBarouq
CaptianBarouq پیش ماه
Ok, so I am a woodworker by trade and this video had a few things that triggered me. Starting with 220 grit is just a waste of time. Even on veneer, you can start with 120 or even 100 grit and just do a pass or two to get the worst of the surface imperfections out. If your veneer is a full 1/8" thick, good luck sanding through it before you get bored and decide to live with it. The fact that he used the sander at an angle to put more pressure in one spot is bad practice because like he said, it makes a dip, but it also makes for little swirly scratches in the surface of your piece that will pop out the second you apply a finish. The worst trigger for me is the lack of a clear coat over the stain. Oil based stains take an extremely long time to dry completely, and changes in conditions like humidity and temperature can bring pigment suspended in residual oil to the surface, even if you get it to the point where it leaves a towel unstained at first. Staining wood is just that; staining. Applying a stain simply applies a colour to the wood. It does not seal it or protect it. What you need for that is a top coat like polyurethane or lacquer or shellac. These will actually seal the wood and make sure the stain stays on the surface instead of rising to the surface and wiping off eventually. Most stains are also not food safe, so its better to just stay safe and use straight mineral oil and beeswax. TLDR; Jay good at cars, models and computers. Jay bad at woodwork tutorials. Good god this is a novel.
SublimeArchi
SublimeArchi پیش ماه
So many things these days reminding me of Ross from Friends...."You got two twos on the front, but your back is a zero."
Kindanyume .Kindanyume
not the refurb i figure u meant but lol at your carpentry and trying to hide your inner voorhees
JajalinTek
JajalinTek پیش ماه
"Happy wife happy husband get more PC parts." - JTC 2021-
Alan Dauer
Alan Dauer پیش ماه
This is moronic. You're in America, where you can make over $100 per hour, and you waste your life on this. Just use a 4ft x 8ft piece of plywood as a topper and discard it when you don't like it anymore. Time is valuable.
Kevin McMains
Kevin McMains پیش ماه
not a restoration, but being a metalworker i figured i would try my hand at building a desk.... didnt go too bad. 1/2 ply rectangles for the 'legs' and a solid oak door for the desktop. but now watching this i might have to go ahead and sand the scuffed paint job i did and stain it
David
David پیش ماه
Feels like I was watching Howtobasic for a second
Mike Litoris IV
Mike Litoris IV پیش ماه
Old people and their wood.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ پیش ماه
PROTECT YOUR EARS
omuleanu
omuleanu پیش ماه
I also sanded my kitchen table, but without power tools, it took 2 hours, and I had to vacuum the entire house after
Rambojazdude
Rambojazdude پیش ماه
Aww god, why didn't you just use clear treatment. you've stained it and made it look worse
Neko
Neko پیش ماه
I have not done this for my PC desk or anything like that, but I have had to do this for an old cedar box that was passed down to my wife. I also built a small portable streaming table for work so they could stream their live Zumba classes during the lockdown. I love working with wood and building stuff. I just recently bought a network rack to upgrade from the one I made from wood a few years ago.
Derek Blakemore
Derek Blakemore پیش ماه
When you decide to move on from that top, move it to the wall and use it as a back splash for a setup. That way you can keep the stories while also have a new work table top.
Martin Houlton
Martin Houlton پیش ماه
I love the old 'character-ful' look, I think it looks dam lovely!
Abendschein
Abendschein پیش ماه
You're going to be finding sanding dust all over the shop now for months. lol
Bill J
Bill J پیش ماه
If you are concerned about scratches showing up then just put oil or poly on the surface.
thomass - KFP Knucklehead
I got a used dining table from my neighbors estate sale and it's great for a pc set up, but it's scratched and scuffed to hell, so this video will help me fix it up!
James
James پیش ماه
... I was always told your supposed to stir stain not shake it because shaking causes air bubbles which causes even more problems.
George Davidson
George Davidson پیش ماه
I did this exact thing to my desk about 6 or 7 years ago. I went one step further and put polyurethane on top when I was done. It's held up really well.
etienne oligny
etienne oligny پیش ماه
I knew everything you just said going in the video. But i watched anyway because i like your entertainment ! Keep doing good videos like this even if its not pc related !
Daniel Pinel
Daniel Pinel پیش ماه
Sooo is Nic(k?) back or nah?
ithinkitmightbe
ithinkitmightbe پیش ماه
I have one of the wooden desk tops from ikea, originally i just oiled it, but eventually i thought i’d give staining and varnishing a go. For like 2 months, i had to keep taking the varnish off because whenever i did a second coat, it would just keep getting this weird scaling effect. I even called the support line on the varnish tin and the guy with 20 something years experience couldn’t figure it out. (Instructions were followed). After the 3rd time removing the paint on varnish, i eventually tried the spray on stuff instead. It was sooooooooooo much easier, took far less time and still looked just as good as if I painted the varnish on. If you’re going to varnish something, just get the spray on stuff.
85NP85
85NP85 پیش ماه
About how Jay would feel having a woodworker post a video on how to diy computer.
Richard Rodrigues
Richard Rodrigues پیش ماه
Wow what a great job, the table now looks awful....
Smiley McCabe
Smiley McCabe پیش ماه
i would at least throw a coat or 5 of poly to help protect it this time unless you want more dings and scratches. honestly a few clamps plus some s4s wood done up at a lumberyard would make you a solid wood top surprisingly cheap if you lack a jointer planer and tablesaw.
Imotepth
Imotepth پیش ماه
18:28 I hope you dont use them anymore in the kitchen as cutting boards. Would you drink the stain? No? Then do not eat it piece by piece too.
Daniel Silibovsky
Daniel Silibovsky پیش ماه
#blamelines
Ramingo1983
Ramingo1983 پیش ماه
Sorry Jay, but all you had to do was properly cleaning the top, a very light sanding and a clear coat. Now it looks way worse than before. Also, make sure that finish is food safe for those cutting boards. ps: when you tilted the sander i had a mini heart attack. Don't do that. Please.
Rafael do Prado
Rafael do Prado پیش ماه
I wanna see more JayTwoCents with Terry Crews, who is with me??
Pixubol Imon
Pixubol Imon پیش ماه
What if I told you, I don't have any mask by now.
Peter Kazmir
Peter Kazmir پیش ماه
Jay: Wear gloves! This will stain your hand! Also Jay: Wears Apple Watch while staining.
blurrr
blurrr پیش ماه
Where did u get the wood from.
Fubuki
Fubuki پیش ماه
Sorry but all those dips look horrible.
Zane Ketchen
Zane Ketchen پیش ماه
Spinning burnt coin? Should have had that in a video. lolol behind the CPU, a documentary about YT computer builders.