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Project by bradnelson posted 09-24-2014 12:04 AM 1222 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Desk made from poplar. Stained with old masters real mahogany gel stained. 2 coats of amber she’ll an 4 coats of clear shellac. It’s about 30 in tall 44 long and 22 deep. Drawers and upper compartment made with box joints. This was the first project that I did not use a jointer to edge joint boards for top. I used the tablesaw to get a straight cut then used a smoothing plane to make a spring joint. Love that method. I wish I had made the upper compartment bigger taller and deeper.

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#1 posted 09-24-2014 12:31 AM

Very nice Brad. Well done.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 09-24-2014 02:19 AM

Wouldn’t have guessed that was poplar.

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#4 posted 09-24-2014 02:57 PM

This desk is very nice. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 09-24-2014 04:14 PM

Very nice work!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 09-24-2014 04:33 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 09-24-2014 07:52 PM

Great work. Thanks for sharing how you made poplar look so nice. I always wondered how. Did you just stain it or pre-seal or anything? Thanks – Drew

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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