Alder Computer Desk

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Project by Lou posted 06-11-2009 08:16 AM 2203 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Alder desk was my last high school woodworking project ever. It was very much fun. I built everything old style: all mortise and tennon and dovetail dado, with no nails whatsoever. It will be going in my dads office for a large computer desk. To give a scale, the top is 71” X 40”. Im gonna miss high school woodshop though for sure..

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#1 posted 06-11-2009 11:20 AM

Great job Louis. Clean and looks well built. I’m really likin’ the alder.

-- 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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#2 posted 06-11-2009 01:07 PM

A good strong desk…..your Dad will love it.

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 06:02 PM

Great looking, well built and sturdy. hard to ask for more from a project.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#4 posted 06-11-2009 06:10 PM

Nice project. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-12-2009 01:03 AM

Great job! It’s great to see someone your age with the passion and talent to build such a project. Keep up the great work and we look forward to many more of your projects in the future. I’m sure your Dad is really proud to have your desk in his office.

-- John @

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 02:33 PM

Lou ; I have looked at all the projects you have shown on L J, I can see the improvement in each one. You have caught on very well, Keep up the good work and continue to enjoy everything you build.
Lou (Sr.)


-- Lou - Maine

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