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Project by brg posted 07-06-2015 07:21 PM 1548 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son (his name starts with R) turned 4 this winter and we felt that it is time to make him his own desk.

His grandparents cut some part of their forest ~1,5 years ago and a few birch trunks were cut into boards (just in case). They were left outdoors, uncovered and un-stacked for about a month and probably that’s the reason for some spalting. Later the boards got stacked properly.

This spring I brought a few boards home, kept them inside for a couple of months and then turned them into a desk. Drawer fronts are made from solid walnut.

Now, I need to make a matching chair :) Wondering, what should it look like?

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#1 posted 07-06-2015 07:22 PM

very slick, nailed it!

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#2 posted 07-06-2015 07:42 PM

That a very cool desk ! How bout make smaller “R” for the chair sides? The top of the “R” would be the armrest, and you can see where the seat would go. Might have to splay the back legs out just a bit to avoid a tipping hazard. The back could be a solid upright between the 2 “R” arms/legs.

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#3 posted 07-06-2015 07:45 PM

Very nice

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#4 posted 07-06-2015 09:45 PM

Unusual and clewer design. Quite like it. The detail with the rounded drawer fronts is nice.
Found this chair the other day and thought it had an interesting shape:
Perhaps someting like that could be modified to resemble an R..?

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#5 posted 07-07-2015 01:41 AM

Original and beutiful. Well done.

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#6 posted 07-07-2015 03:17 AM

I like it and these people gave some good ideas!

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#7 posted 07-07-2015 05:47 AM

Very unique and well done. Detail within the cabinet is spot on. Perhaps a stool instead of a chair? A large threaded wood screw to be adjustable in height would be fun for his age. Maybe the first letter of his last name could be incorporated into the theme. I’m sure he is very proud of this, nice work Dad!

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#8 posted 07-07-2015 09:11 AM

Thanks for the feedback and good ideas about the chair. I hope to get a chair ready before he gets 5. Until that time, one chair is stolen from the kitchen ;)

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#9 posted 07-07-2015 10:12 AM

Incredible design! Those drawer fronts are amaizing. Very nicely curved. Can’t wait to shee the chair.

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#10 posted 07-07-2015 01:48 PM

Great design and wonderful execution. Curves in wood are my favorite. Bent drawer fronts just great.


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#11 posted 07-07-2015 01:58 PM

That is just beautiful – and what a great gift! Congratulations on a job well done.

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#12 posted 08-25-2018 03:41 PM

Well that’s beautiful. Great job! Elegant drawer pull design and drawer execution. How did you join the curved part of the R to the rest of the assembly?

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