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Project by Darrell Peart posted 06-07-2009 07:31 PM 5080 views 39 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Aurora Desk was inspired in part by the arches in Seattle’s Aurora Bridge.
One of the challenges with this project was the full extension file drawer. I prefer not to use metal drawer slides – unless they are needed for function- which they are in this case. The problem was how to incorporate the metal slides with an inset drawer. I had to make the drawer sides 1 1/6” thick to route in for the slides. The sides looked way to “chunky” so I rabbeted the top edge to mitigate the “chunky shape. The wire-way is in the shape of a tsuba (Japanese sword guard).

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 06-07-2009 07:44 PM

Beautiful!!

Almost my dream desk, but mine has a roll top and lots of little shelves, in my dream.

Looks big, I like it! That base design is fantastic. Heck, it’s all fantastic! Thanks for the show of your designs and talent.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 06-07-2009 08:19 PM

Hey Darrell
a beautiful an wonderful desk you do outstanding work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-07-2009 09:33 PM

Darrell A great looking desk. I love the looks of the desk. What is the wood species?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chris

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#4 posted 06-07-2009 10:08 PM

Great piece of work Darrell… I think there a lot to capture someone without it being to busy. Every time I look at this desk I notice other details. Which, I think, is a great testimony to the overall design.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Darrell Peart

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#5 posted 06-07-2009 10:40 PM

Thanks everyone – the wood is African Mahogany

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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darryl

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#6 posted 06-07-2009 11:11 PM

I love the gentle curve on the top and center drawers.
it’s a beautiful piece.

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#7 posted 06-08-2009 07:08 AM

Beautiful desk…you do fantastic work my friend !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#8 posted 06-08-2009 02:59 PM

Outstanding job.

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#9 posted 06-09-2009 01:58 PM

Another beautiful piece. I like how you did your drawer slides. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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mart

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#10 posted 06-19-2009 07:16 PM

Darrell,

That is a fantastic desk. I never tire of looking at it and enjoying all the details.

Mart

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#11 posted 06-23-2009 03:47 AM

Beautiful! My girlfriend wants to build this now. Any suggestions on the plans? Would you have them available? Thanks!

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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Darrell Peart

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#12 posted 06-23-2009 03:53 AM

Hi Demowen,
Sorry – I don’t have plans available.

Darrell

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#13 posted 03-05-2010 10:28 PM

fantastic desk… looks amazing…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Rydell

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#14 posted 04-28-2011 07:42 AM

I saw this piece on your website a couple days ago. It has really invigorated my interested in the G&G style. Just picked up your book today. I really hope that someday my skills allow me to make something like this.

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Darrell Peart

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#15 posted 04-28-2011 02:48 PM

Thanks Rydell ,
I added another photo showing the drawers open – the bottom drawer sides are actually 1 1/8” thick in order to accommodate the slides. Also notice in the new photo there are ebony plugs on the drawer fronts ( not so on the overall “beauty” shot”)

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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