Writing desk

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Project by tbone posted 02-15-2015 12:50 AM 2797 views 23 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Borrowing heavily from the Greene’s—and maybe Darrell Peart, I came up with a design for a writing desk to be made from mahogany. The bottom section is pretty much pure G & G, but the top half leans towards the Stickley style, so I added the cloudlift back to tie it together.
My wife wanted a ‘true brown’ without any of the red that’s typical of mahogany. I think I did a pretty good job of that here. The wooden drawer pulls were my idea, and I like the way they turned out. General Finishes Arm-R-Seal satin finish completed the project.

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#2 posted 02-15-2015 01:48 AM

That is absolutely stunning! Fantastic work right down to the little details and I agree with your wife about the color its perfect.

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#3 posted 02-15-2015 02:44 AM

Very nicely done. I like it. I’ll have to save it for later.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#4 posted 02-15-2015 02:49 AM

Nice desk. I like the drawer front, rather than making a typical router pattern
you made a nice decoration. Color looks very sturdy too.

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#5 posted 02-15-2015 02:52 AM

Excellent display of design and craftsmanship. The desk came out great, and I really like the details.

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#6 posted 02-15-2015 03:11 AM

Nice… very nice…

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#7 posted 02-15-2015 03:17 AM

Very nice.

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#8 posted 02-15-2015 03:17 AM

Very nicely done, with great details!

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#9 posted 02-15-2015 04:03 AM

Looks great, and I agree about the color- warm and comfortable, not flashy.

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#10 posted 02-15-2015 08:14 AM

Nice design and beautiful work.

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#11 posted 02-15-2015 10:10 AM

what a super desk. I think you did a great job on the design and the top 1/2 seems to go well with the bottom. The color is very warm & pleasing. If I may IMHO say what makes my design eye twitch, it is the 2 back posts in the corners..where they go above the top. My eye says they should be even with the back so the cloud lift shape is continuous. Love the desk front/cloud lift. Super piece!

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#12 posted 02-15-2015 01:09 PM

Nice! I love it.

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#13 posted 02-15-2015 01:47 PM

Love everything about this desk!

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#14 posted 02-15-2015 02:15 PM

This is absolutely remarkable. Beautiful in every detail. The kind of project that tells me I still have a lot to learn. Superior job!

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#15 posted 02-15-2015 02:52 PM

nice looking desk

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