Antique Desk

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Blog entry by SuburbanDon posted 03-11-2012 11:37 PM 3131 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This desk belonged to my great grandmother. The wooden board laying on the writing area does not belong to it. But the center board below it pulls out to make a writing surface. The style looks old but it has gotten me to thinking about making a small table where the top folds up to reveal a small desk inside. I would make square tapered legs. My house is not very big and this could be useful…

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 11:43 PM

Interesting piece , not sure about changing the legs.

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 11:48 PM

It’s a lovely piece. I like the idea of a small table enclosing a desk.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 11:55 PM

Well I can’t turn wood (yet) and would prefer a leaner (?) look in my house.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 06:59 PM

Nice little desk. You have to go your own way Don. Turned legs don’t fit too well with the furnishings we use in so many homes today. I hope you will keep this one though. It has some charm.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 08:32 PM

It’s a beautiful old desk. I would love to have it in my house. I bet that you could learn how to turn a leg if you put your mind to it. You’d probably enjoy it as well. I don’t use my lathe very often but I have turned some spindles and legs and it is not as hard as you imagine.

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 09:34 PM

I have a cheap lathe a friend gave to me. It vibrates like crazy and the tools are really cheap. But I’m happy to have it. I have to many other things to learn then I will get to the lathe.

The desk belongs to my uncle. I’d like to climb all over it sometime to see how it’s made.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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