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Blog entry by jacobRM posted 02-12-2012 04:56 PM 6867 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, i just finished my 1st school period of 6 in total.
assignment: piece of furniture with a drawer, i quickly realized that i didn’t really wanted drawer in my desk so i made one which i could remove when i get it home. when i remove the drawer it will look like the 1st picture.

its designed by me and made by me.

more pics will come when its here in my apartment.

please ask or comment if u guys want to know anything :)


-- Cabinetmakers apprentice at PPmøbler Denmark

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 05:02 PM

Nice clean build a good looking desk.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 05:08 PM

It’s very very nice. I think that like you, I prefer it without the drawer; although the drawer is very well done. I very much like the splay of the legs, the gentle chamfer on the top, and the pegged tenons. I prefer an uncluttered surface like this. I love it.

-- 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 02-12-2012 05:28 PM

Thank you very much, both of you :)
i went for the “light” look and it have had 4 soap treatments to keep it light for a while.

i will keep the “box” though, my laptop will fit nicely in there :) the inside of the box is rosewood from brazil ( veneered) its very old but we have tons of that at my work so i took a couple of sheets ;)

oh and i actually got an B ( 10 in denmark) for it. my teacher said i would have gotten an A if i had done a traditional old-style drawer. haha, i’ll do that next time ;)

-- Cabinetmakers apprentice at PPmøbler Denmark

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 07:34 PM

Interesting to see the legs wedge-mortised into the top. I’m curious how those will handle the expansion/contraction of the top over time. I’d assume at the very least the change in width would alter the splay angle of the legs, possibly making the table wobble a bit.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#5 posted 02-12-2012 07:56 PM

@jimi_c. i guess in time it would change a bit, but again where i work we have been making i footrest and a couple of chairs this way for many years and i have never heard of any problems? but time will tell :)

this is one of the chairs we’re making that way :)

-- Cabinetmakers apprentice at PPmøbler Denmark

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