Desk build #5: Nurses desk, finished

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 09-02-2009 10:19 PM 1625 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The desk is finally finished. My niece wants to stain and poly it herself so I’m done with it at this point. Back up to any of the other blogs for background info on this build.

The second picture shows the drawer open and the keyboard tray extended after the front cover is pulled down. A magnetic latch holds it in a closed position.

Next build: believe it or not, a pellet stove box to hold stove pellets, made to look like a couch end table. Hmm.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 09-02-2009 10:22 PM

Very nice , super table I really like the design and great build.

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#2 posted 09-02-2009 10:27 PM

looks fantastic! also would like to see it after she finishes it. I’ve seen some QSWO that were dyed brown and it actually makes the grain stand out nicer (in my opinion).

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#3 posted 09-02-2009 10:33 PM

I’ve always finished Oak natural. She’s planning on darker so We’ll see how it looks then.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 09-03-2009 02:36 AM

Beautiful desk, bet your niece loves it.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#5 posted 09-04-2009 11:59 AM

this turned out wonderful

in my opinion front rails and draw fronts always look better if you can machine them out of the same board so the grain pattern matches all the way across

Keep up the good work


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