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Project by WoodHoppa posted 05-15-2009 04:56 AM 2246 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 05-15-2009 05:49 AM

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 05-15-2009 06:00 AM

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.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 06:35 AM

great design great build

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 06:49 AM

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 05-15-2009 01:10 PM

Very nice!

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#6 posted 05-15-2009 04:21 PM

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

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#7 posted 05-15-2009 06:03 PM

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 05-15-2009 06:28 PM

Really love the inlays!

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

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#9 posted 05-15-2009 06:49 PM

Very cool.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 05-15-2009 11:06 PM

Very imaginative and well built.

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

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#11 posted 05-15-2009 11:12 PM

sweet looking desk ….

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

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#12 posted 05-16-2009 11:53 AM

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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