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Mahogany writing desk

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Project by RayNY posted 10-03-2008 08:28 PM 1062 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A neighbor was throwing out a raised panel front door, so I took it, stripped the paint, and came up with this desk. At the time, I was just getting into hand tools, so I decided to do all the final milling and joints by hand (all the mortices, tenons, dovetails, etc.) The pulls are hand carved as well.





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lew

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#1 posted 10-03-2008 08:34 PM

NICE Looking desk! Really like the dove tails!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-03-2008 08:45 PM

Great looking desk. Where do you live that neighbors throw out Mahogany doors? I need to move to your neck of the woods. Great details even better considering your use of hand tools.

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#3 posted 10-04-2008 12:11 AM

Wow! Great save on the lumber!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-04-2008 04:14 PM

Ray – nice re-cycling – makes a nice table and I like the Greene & Greene influenced drawer pulls

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 05:26 AM

Thats a nice writing desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 10-05-2008 11:20 PM

Ray, very nice desk. It appears that you were influenced by Greene & Greene when you designed the drawer pulls.

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