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Project by oldnovice posted 03-11-2009 05:57 AM 1631 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my daughter. She liked the purchased one my wife has and we could not find another like it so I made a copy … a little better though (not as many small pieces joined to make a larger ones).

I used Carver-Tripp water based polyurethane, four coats, since it will get some abuse (so sorry to see that this polyurethane is no longer available).

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"





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Bureaucrat

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 07:04 AM

Nice looking desk. I have always liked this style desk and now with laptops its a nice computer workstation as well.

-- Gary

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jack1

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 07:36 AM

Very nice. The drawers will be very handy. I see you did breadboard jointing for the fold down, nice and strong and attractive. What is the wood species?

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 07:47 AM

I am still surprised as to how well this cross grain breadboard has not shown any indication of movement and this piece is about 6 years old now. The drawers are full extension Accuride slides.

I used maple because the grain is more conducive as a writing surface; closed grain, hard surface, and light in color.

Glad you like it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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woodworm

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#4 posted 03-11-2009 02:51 PM

Nice desk. I like the wide drawers. The segmented rack is also very nice feature.
Just curious, will the hinges bear the door weight plus extra load when in use?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 03-11-2009 02:59 PM

Very nice piece.

By the way, if you like water based poly, I’ve had good results with the Minwax version.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 03-11-2009 07:03 PM

Great looking desk. You did a very nice job on it. Thank for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 03-12-2009 12:49 AM

Woodworm,

With regard to the hinges; I found that they are surprisingly strong. I think it’s because the weight is on the link as opposed to the screws. Even though that may be the case, I used matching brass machine screws and washers through the fixed top and wood screws on the moving door.

So far, knock on wood, no failures or even a hint of loose screws.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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griff

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#8 posted 03-12-2009 04:54 AM

great looking piece.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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