A tie fighter is a model of fictional starfighter operated by the Galactic Empire in the original Star Wars film trilogy. The starfighter was made popular at the end of the original Star Wars (Episode 4) as it was flown by none other than Darth Vader. You can make a tie fighter desk by first making all the parts that are required for the final assembly.
Things You'll Need
- 1/2-inch plywood
- Circular saw
- 2-by-4 boards
- Wood glue
- Power drill
- Lag bolts
- Socket wrench
- 22-inch by 46-inch plexiglass
- 4-inch PVC pipe
Determine the height that you want for your tie fighter desk, such as 30 inches. Double this height to get the size of the tie fighter wings. Make a note for the desk width, such as 46 inches.
Draw a 60-inch high hexagon shape onto a piece of 1/2-inch plywood with a pencil. Cut the hexagon wing shape out of the plywood with the circular saw. Repeat this step to cut a second wing.
Measure and cut two 2-by-4 boards to 46 inches. Apply a bead of wood glue onto the top of one board and set the second board on top. Secure the boards with clamps and allow 4 hours for the glue to dry.
Measure up 30 inches from the bottom edge of the cut wing pieces with the tape measure. Make a mark at this location with the pencil.
Align the top of the glued pieces of 2-by-4 with the pencil marks on the cut wing pieces. Drill two pilot holes through each wing into each 2-by-4 board with the power drill. Insert a lag bolt into the holes and tighten with the socket wrench.
Place the 22-inch by 46-inch piece of plexiglass on top of the 2-by-4 boards. Drill pilot holes using the power drill. Secure the plexiglass to the 2-by-4 boards with screws.
Measure and cut a 46-inch length of 4-inch PVC piping with the hacksaw. Set this cut piece of PVC on the front of the 2-by-4 boards. Drill two pilot holes into each 2-by-4 board and secure the PVC pipe using screws.
Tips & Warnings
- Paint and decorate your tie fighter desk to match the look of a tie fighter.