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HUGE Desk & EPOXY Sign Build for WINCHESTER AMMO!

John Malecki

HUGE Desk & EPOXY Sign Build for WINCHESTER AMMO!

John Malecki Builds a HUGE Desk and Epoxy Sign in His Latest Video

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Jul 24, 2020

A few months ago, Winchester Ammunition reached out to me about doing a project together. So for this latest video, I’m going to build a HUGE desk and Epoxy sign for one of their shooting facilities in Ohio. As you can already see here, I’m not exaggerating. This desk was a monster. The Epoxy sign also adds a nice finishing touch. 

So follow me as I take on this challenging project for Winchester Ammunition! If you’re following along at home or want to try it out for yourself, be sure to take a look at my video below.

HUGE Desk & EPOXY Sign Build for WINCHESTER AMMO

HUGE Desk & EPOXY Sign Build for WINCHESTER AMMO!

sawing through wood

For this project, I used northeastern cherry wood was that air-dried. This gives it a nice red hue. To assemble the carcass, I used brad nails and face screws. Once I finished the exterior carcass, I needed to put my interior panels on so I could mount the drawers. 

When you watch the video, you will see that instead of pocket holing everything together, I used pins and face screws. For me, cutting out the pocket holes takes too long. I also need to cut some notches into these so everything can slide in smoothly. Next up, I needed to start the concrete top of the desk. For this step, I used a melamine form. 

Make sure you take a look at my HUGE Desk & EPOXY Sign Build for WINCHESTER AMMO video for a full step-by-step breakdown of this crazy build! 

Tools and Materials

John Malecki Reviews the Tools and Materials He Used for This Build

slabs of wood

This crazy build was sponsored by Woodcraft — a top destination for the best power tools and accessories in the country. For your next big woodworking project, make sure you head to Woodcraft for all of your supply needs. I also want to thank Timberland PRO for always supporting my crazy woodworking projects and being my number 1 resource for durable, high-quality boots. 

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Tools and Product Affiliates

Check out some of my top tools and product affiliates here. 

Woodworking Tools 

  • Powermatic 8-inch 2 HP 1-Phase Jointer with Helical Cutterhead
  • Bosch 12-Inch DB Glide Miter Saw
  • Festool RO 150 FEQ Rotex Sander
  • SawStop 5 HP Cabinet Saw 52-inch Industrial T-Glide Fence
  • Jet 20-Inch Helical Head Planer, 5 HP 1 Phase

Metalworking Tools 

  • Fein Slugger
  • Lincoln Electric Powermig 210 Mp
  • Baileigh Manual Magnetic Sheet Metal Box and Pan Brake
  • DEWALT 20V XR Brushless 4.5” Angle Grinder

Favorite Finishes

  • General Finishes Enduro-Var Semi-Gloss Quart
  • Graco Ultra Cordless Airless Handheld Paint Sprayer
  • Minwaxc Polycrylic Water-Based Protective Finishes 

My Camera Gear

  • Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Manfrotto Aluminum 3 Section Tripod Kit
  • Syrp Genie Pan Track Bundle

Extra Supplies

Check out some of my merchandise, build plans, and go-to safety glasses.

Merchandise 

Plans 

Safety Glasses 


This was a badass project from start to finish. If you liked this HUGE desk and Epoxy sign build, you'll love these projects: 

- FLOATING Table Holds 100 Pounds! 

- IMPOSSIBLE Floating “Cave” Table Build

- Live Edge River Table Build

- CRAZY Floating Dovetail Gun Box Build

Download the Plan

Want to try this build out for yourself? Download the digital plan now for step-by-step instructions, measurements, and a detailed look at how to punch this project in the face.

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2
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Jul 24, 2020
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John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!