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Project by AndyPitts posted 06-24-2015 09:14 PM 1812 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my early commissioned pieces. An architect wanted a desk for his wife, to be in a style similar to his own desk. He gave me drawings of a front, side, and top view to start from. I added my own design elements, such as the cherry banding, handles, and so forth and made the desk. The carcase is mainly veneered plywood. The tambour was a challenge to roll around a very sharp radius in the back, but everything worked out well.

Walnut, Cherry, and Red Oak
Oil and Beeswax Finish

54” w x 34” h x 29” d

Honorable Mention, 2008 Custom Woodworking Business Magazine Design Portfolio

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000





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#1 posted 06-24-2015 11:14 PM

Very attractive piece!

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#2 posted 06-25-2015 01:31 AM

Very nice Andy.

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#3 posted 06-25-2015 05:32 AM

Looks great

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#4 posted 06-25-2015 10:25 AM

very nice. I love those sculpted pulls. Say, what’s that mouse hole on the back panel?

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#5 posted 06-25-2015 12:19 PM

Beautiful!

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#6 posted 06-25-2015 02:22 PM

Wonderful design and build Andy.

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#7 posted 06-25-2015 03:05 PM

Andy your work is fantastic. I like the drawer pulls.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 06-25-2015 03:43 PM

Thanks everyone. The mouse hole is for computer wires.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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#9 posted 06-25-2015 06:40 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 06-26-2015 10:46 PM

Andy, another beauty. Love this desk.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#11 posted 06-27-2015 04:48 PM

You’ve done a beautiful job on this. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#12 posted 06-28-2015 01:20 PM

David, Steve, and Charles, Thanks!

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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#13 posted 06-30-2015 01:12 AM

Beautifully designed and built. I really like the draw pulls too.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#14 posted 06-30-2015 10:08 PM

Thanks AJ.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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