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Blog entry by Don Butler posted 09-29-2009 03:21 PM 1064 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After completing the involved corner cabinets with built-in tall clock, I now mean to build the next element in this project, the Telescoping Desk.

Its necessary for it to telescope because it has to blend with the profile of the other cabinets, mostly bookshelves, and because space is at a premium in the room itself.

So the desk, closed, is only fourteen and a half inches deep and fifty one inches wide. Highly unsatisfactory dimensions for a desk. But the author of the Honey-Do list asks for a desk here, so this is it.

!http://www.butlercountryknit.com/telescoping desk.jpg!

Oh, why do I do this?

Perhaps I’m obsessed!

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#1 posted 09-29-2009 03:22 PM

I wonder why the picture doesn’t show?

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 03:23 PM

me to ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 03:25 PM

If I enter the address in my browser the picture shows.
???????

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 04:06 PM

try this one

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 04:11 PM

That’s it, of course.
How did you do that?
I thought I followed procedure!

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#6 posted 09-29-2009 04:23 PM

maybe you are not obsessed ,

maybe you are just nuts !

( in a good way , of courses ) . ( :-) .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 09-29-2009 04:35 PM

Looks like an involved project. Be sure to show it when done.

When I put your link into a browser, it turned into:
http://www.butlercountryknit.com/telescoping%20desk.jpg
Note that it put a % sign in place of your space (no spaces in filenames).

So I then put the ! on either side:

Whenever I post something with embedded pics, I click on the green Preview button to see if it worked before posting.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 09-29-2009 04:40 PM

I did the preview, but thought perhaps photos didn’t show in the preview mode.
I also didn’t know the “no spaces in the filename” rule.

Patience, please.
I’ll get used to it sooner or later.

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#9 posted 09-29-2009 05:34 PM

That looks like it will take a lot of brain scratching! Well keep tuned in…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 09-30-2009 09:00 PM

Here’s a SketchUp view of the desk, closed up, and integrated with the existing corner pieces.

I’ll be ordering the sheet goods for it today or tomorrow.

d

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#11 posted 10-01-2009 04:37 AM

Looks like a fun project. Keep us posted as you proceed.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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