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Project by WoodHoppa posted 1897 days ago 1767 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This desk consists of 2 drawer towers and a top. Very simple. The towers are basically frames without panels so the sides of the drawers show through. I though I had conceived this design but later saw images of similar ones from 20 years ago. Still very cool, though. The drawer fronts have inlaid walnut strips. The handles are made to blend in with the lines of the fram on the sides.

-- Mike Harman, WoodHoppa

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#1 posted 1897 days ago

Nice looking desk.

I don’t recall ever seeing one like that before.

I like the inlays.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 1897 days ago

A very handsome desk. I agree with Gary, that inlay is great. There was a set of in/out trays that used a version of the no panel approach in Shopnotes (I think it was that magazine). It would be a great complement to the desk.
thanks for posting.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#3 posted 1897 days ago

great design great build

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1897 days ago

I just looked at your other desk earlier. Both really nice projects. I like the contrast of the drawers with the frame; great idea. Did you make the footrest to go with the desk too?

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#5 posted 1897 days ago

Very nice!

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#6 posted 1896 days ago

You are my desk design master! Well done. The design elements you incorporated are very appealing.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 1896 days ago

A very unique design, & very well crafted.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 1896 days ago

Really love the inlays!

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 1896 days ago

Very cool.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 1896 days ago

Very imaginative and well built.

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

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#11 posted 1896 days ago

sweet looking desk ….

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#12 posted 1896 days ago

Beautiful job once again! The inlays really set it off.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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