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White Oak "L" Desk

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 01-01-2015 06:20 AM 2145 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my “L” shaped white oak desk with decorative corbels. The drawer features dovetail construction and cedar drawer bottom. The desk frame is primarily mortise and tenon construction.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush





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rodneyh

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 07:23 AM

A corner desk is kind of a project that lots of us need but nobody wants to build. You really nailed this. I love it. So, are you using pocket screws an M&T on all of the joints?

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 07:53 AM

Rodney,
I don’t use M&T and pocket holes on the same joints. The frame is assembled with standard mortise and tenons. The rails that sit below the drawer is M&T on the leg side, and pocketed on the inboard side. The top drawer rails are pocket screwed because I find them just as good as an open mortise in that situation.
Thanks for looking.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Hammerthumb

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 02:44 PM

Nice build Willie. Fine work.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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Roger

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 03:24 PM

Nice build. Nicely machined parts.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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kdc68

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 07:31 PM

Simple design yet very elegant. Something like this would be perfect for my house. Excellent craftsmanship as always. Thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Jerry

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 08:06 PM

Wow, you are re-defining Mission. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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peekasan

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 09:10 PM

Another beautiful build!

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stevo_wis

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#8 posted 01-01-2015 09:16 PM

beautiful!!

-- Stevo

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CL810

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#9 posted 01-02-2015 12:40 AM

Excellent craftsmanship Pinto.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 01-02-2015 12:42 AM

Another great piece. I love the top and wish I had done mine like yours instead of having a 45 joint running across it to the corner. Is your top ply or glued up panel?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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AandCstyle

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#11 posted 01-02-2015 12:44 AM

Looks like someone is setting up a home office. Another fine example of your craftsmanship. I recently had the opportunity to look at a Stickley Audi piece and they used pocket screws to secure shelves in place.

-- Art

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pintodeluxe

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#12 posted 01-02-2015 12:54 AM

Gfadvm,
The top is a solid wood glueup. I assembled the top in phases because it is so large.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 01-02-2015 01:19 AM

Thanks. Kicking myself for not doing mine like that :(

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Mean_Dean

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#14 posted 01-03-2015 12:59 AM

Well this desk certainly makes a fine complement to your file cabinet! I like the panel design for the desktop as opposed to a 45 degree miter.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Douglas

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#15 posted 01-06-2015 05:00 PM

yes, that top glueup is a winner. Very nice!

-- Douglas in Chicago - https://dcwwoodworks.com, and https://midwestwoodworkingschool.com

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