30 Day Challenge - Desk Organizer

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Project by smartlikestick posted 1866 days ago 1868 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my entry for the Sawdust Chronicles 30 Day Challenge. This is also my first major wood working project, so all in all I think it turned out alright. It is constructed with Walnut and QSWO and finished with Wipe on Poly.

All comments and suggestions for improvements are welcome.

-- -- Mike Beauvais

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#1 posted 1866 days ago

Lovely grain pattern and the finish looks good too.

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#2 posted 1866 days ago

I do like what you’ve done for the drawer faces!

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#3 posted 1866 days ago

Wow this is good! You took this in a direction I hadn’t considered. How do you open the drawers?

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#4 posted 1866 days ago

Really nice combination of woods, and a unique design.

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

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#5 posted 1866 days ago

good desigm well built,good woods looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1866 days ago

Great contrast! What are the dimensions?

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE

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#7 posted 1865 days ago

Really like the contrast and attention to details in the design. Good work

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 1865 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments. I obviously managed to hide the defects well when photographing. That is one thing that I find so frustrating about building something, doing home renovations or whatever – I know where every mistake is, and I tend to dwell….guess I’ll have to learn to eliminate all the mistakes or be less hard on myself.

Spaids: The drawer sides were routed with a cove bit along the entire side, allowing fingers to grab there.

Saw4fun: Dimensions of the box are 1’-8 1/2” High x 1’-5” Wide by 10” deep.

-- -- Mike Beauvais

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#9 posted 1850 days ago

Congratulations on winning the contest! Have fun with your Kreg Jig!

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#10 posted 1809 days ago

great piece

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 1327 days ago

great entry

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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