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Study desk for my son

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Project by Junji posted 02-21-2009 07:05 AM 2522 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made with solid White Ash.
Took me about 3 weeks to finish.

I made this desk as a gift for my son, who is starting his first elementary school year this April. (The 1st semester starts in April in Japan)
Now I am going to make a drawer unit and a chair for this desk.

It is oil finished, but in the legs (sorry it’s hard to see with these photos, but they are darker a bit than others), I also used “kaki-shibu” (persimmon juice) which is a traditional Japanese paint, not only for woods, but also for papers and clothes. I thought it would turned out darker, but so far not so much.

For detail of kakishibu you can check here
http://www.kakishibu.co.jp/home/sibu-e.html
or in Japanese
http://e-shibu.com/nurikata.html

So when you first paint, you can’t see how dark it will be, but in a week after or so sunlight deepens the color. It is usually dark Orange or brown.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/





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oldskoolmodder

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#1 posted 02-21-2009 07:44 AM

Very interesting design. I keep wondering what’s going on on either side of the drawer? It looks like those side pieces could possibly come out like little doors and provide “hiding” places.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Junji

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 10:52 AM

Hi oldskoolmodder,
Yes, your guessing is so right. But this is secret and promised my son to make it secret.
Oh well, he doesn’t read English (nor even Japanese), so I guess I can tell you the truth.
When you pull the drawer all the way, and take it away from the desk, those pieces can slide and you can see the hidden place.
Oh, I am kind of disappointed in a way. If you are the burglar, you will know where he keeps important items…

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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kiwi1969

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 11:33 AM

Sweet desk Junji. It great having other nationalities on this site to share techniques and projects, we can all learn from others no matter where in the world they are. hope to see more.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#4 posted 02-21-2009 12:08 PM

Nice looking desk…I’m sure your son will like it…..good job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Junji

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#5 posted 02-21-2009 01:20 PM

Hi kiwi1969,
Yes, it’s always great to share ideas/culture between countries.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#6 posted 02-21-2009 04:40 PM

Hi TThomas,
Thank you for your comment. So far he likes it, but actually I like it more…

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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clieb91

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#7 posted 02-21-2009 05:03 PM

Junji, Welcome to LumberJocks. A very nice desk that I am sure your son will use for many school years to come. Like the idea of the secret hiding places, a very nice touch.

Look forward to seeing your other projects.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Zac

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#8 posted 02-21-2009 05:11 PM

Very nice design. I like the pegged stretcher in back. The “curved” legs in front looks sharp too!

Zac

-- "Start with ten.....end with ten"

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Junji

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#9 posted 02-21-2009 05:18 PM

Hi clieb91,
Thank you for welcoming me!
Yes, I will start new project soon.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#10 posted 02-21-2009 05:19 PM

Hi Zac,
“The “curved” legs in front” was one of the hardest part in this project.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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oldskoolmodder

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#11 posted 02-21-2009 07:06 PM

hahaha, Well Junji, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about any burglars trying to find his favorite things in the hiding places. The only thing you have to worry about being stolen, is some ideas. We like to call, it “inspiration” here at LJ. Can’t wait to see more work by you.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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WoodSpanker

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#12 posted 02-21-2009 11:55 PM

Wow, that looks good, a fine place to study! I’m sure he’ll learn all the important stuff with such a fine place to concentrate and get the job done! Its finished really nicely as well. He may even use this well into adult life. I know I would, if my dad had ever given me anything like that.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#13 posted 02-22-2009 12:23 AM

Very nice I am making computer table “number 2 ” at the moment so it will be shown when I’m done.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Junji

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#14 posted 02-22-2009 03:27 AM

oldskoolmodder,
Ah, OK. Yes, exchanging “inspiration” is one of the main reasons I came here?!? I already started stealing your ideas of all the jigs you are showing. Hahaha!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#15 posted 02-22-2009 03:34 AM

WoodSpanker,
Maybe you wouldn’t believe it but this is our “really small” living room. Yes, as you know everything is small in Japan! So the desk is not that big, the width is only 3 feet. And this desk will be moving to his room, where this desk will fit, yes, it’s really tiny and nice place to concentrate.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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