Desk with book cases

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Project by Hi_C posted 07-06-2014 10:35 PM 1786 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off my next project is going to be about the size of a coaster. I found out real soon into the build of this project that I didn’t have near the room I wished I had in my little two car garage. Regardless I still had fun with this one. I wish now that I had spent more time in Sketchup showing all the finish trim work. One thing I really like is how I was able to incorporate an antique window into the desk with a picture of our kids. The carcass is made completely of 3/4” ply. The top is the same and cut as one piece to fit over the two smaller book cases. I used dark walnut stain and antique white for the finish. The wife is happy and that’s always a good thing.

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#1 posted 07-06-2014 10:53 PM

Great job, very creative. I know what you mean about not having enough room

-- Tom T, upstate NY

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 02:50 AM

I love the window with the picture of the kids! What a wonderful design feature. Very nice job!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#3 posted 07-07-2014 04:37 AM

I like the design and the good use of space. Thanks for posting pictures for us.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 07-07-2014 12:33 PM

Well done. Looks like it fits just right.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 07-07-2014 04:12 PM

I absolutely love this!!!

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#6 posted 07-07-2014 06:20 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Enjoyed the build.

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#7 posted 07-08-2014 06:29 PM

Looks outstanding!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 07-15-2014 01:29 AM

that’s awesome, i like the contrast

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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#9 posted 07-25-2014 02:36 PM

Looks amazing! Any chance you could share the sketchup plans for this one?

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#10 posted 07-25-2014 03:06 PM

I know what you mean (I’m sure we all do) about building big stuff.

I made a large dresser for myself out of 3/4 baltic, liberally slathered with oak, big drawers (oak/elm) etc.

Seemed like as the project progressed, someone was slipping powdered red kryptonite into my coffee.

Turns out, each time you decide to add something, the object gets heavier, until finally you have to go beg help from management to move the darn thing around.

Since that project, I focussed on smaller items out of self-preservation, though I do have this big cedar table in process. All the pieces so far are really light!!!

-- You are never complete, you just draw a line where done is and stop at that line.

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#11 posted 08-23-2014 03:36 AM

I want one

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