Writing Desk

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Project by George Coles posted 11-14-2014 08:40 AM 3184 views 37 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was for one of my favorite clients. The desk is made from recycled Ipil, Narra and Ebony. It has a total of 20 drawers and two hidden compartments. The flap has bread board ends. Two drawers are for files and the client requested locks on these two.

-- George Coles,

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#1 posted 11-14-2014 10:31 AM

George, this is amazing work. Beautiful colors and love how the bread board ends come out to support the table top.. Did you design it? Curious did you put some felt on top of the bread boards to protect the table from scratches?

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#2 posted 11-14-2014 12:11 PM


That is a spectacular piece. I really like how you used a mixture of woods for contrast and visual interest. I have been wanting to build a slant-front desk for my daughter, but haven’t really seen anything that I like. Any chance you have plans/drawings you would be willing to share? I want to build this with US domestic woods.

-- Shawn DuGay, Wallingford, CT

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#3 posted 11-14-2014 12:29 PM

Masterful work, really great.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#4 posted 11-14-2014 12:57 PM

beautiful work George I like the stepped backed drawers inside the desk. As well the design of the desk top stop support is very unique and quite attractive.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 01:26 PM

Love the wood used and the design that was implemented.

Very nice work. Your client should be very happy.

Thanks for sharing some pictures with us.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#6 posted 11-14-2014 01:39 PM

That is great. I can only dream of that talent.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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#7 posted 11-14-2014 01:59 PM

That’s just silly-nice. GREAT JOB!! I hope you charged accordingly :)

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#8 posted 11-14-2014 02:30 PM

looks great

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#9 posted 11-14-2014 03:05 PM

Wow, that is beautiful! Outstanding work.

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#10 posted 11-14-2014 03:44 PM

Wow! Just amazing. What a stunning piece.

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#11 posted 11-14-2014 04:05 PM

Great design. It really catches your eye.

-- Julian

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#12 posted 11-14-2014 04:14 PM

What a treasure. It will be admired for generations.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#13 posted 11-14-2014 04:32 PM

Beautiful piece.

Could you please provide some more information on how the “breadboard” supports work. From the pictures it doesn’t appear that there is enough “tail” in the cabinet to support the weight of the desk when the breadboards are extended.


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#14 posted 11-14-2014 04:36 PM

Very nice. How did you come across the wood to recycle?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#15 posted 11-14-2014 04:47 PM

Wow! That is an absolutely stunning piece of work! Very, very nice!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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