Desk For My Daughter For College

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Project by hoss12992 posted 10-12-2015 06:33 AM 1649 views 7 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this desk for my daughter to take with her for college. The top of the desk lifts off of the base so it is easy to move from here to school and back. The 2 pieces are much better than it being a one piece for travel, as I had learned that with a desk I had made for one of my sons a few years ago. It is made from spalted curly birdseye maple, with a honey amber tint on it, and a polly top coat. It has a regular drawer and a writing drawer which is solid wood that pulls out for extra writing or book of laptop space. The writing drawer really comes in handy. I have built a few of these now, and the cubby holes are really handy for a varity of things that kids use in college, ie index cards, high lighters, binders, notebooks, etc. The top shelf has a bit of a lip on it on the sides and back which is really handy for a TV to go on top of. Thanks for taking the time to look and comments welcome

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 10-12-2015 06:54 AM

Looks like you put a lot of thought into this great looking desk hoss. The removable top will make it easy to move, and it looks like there’s plenty of cubby’s to store things. Perfect for a dorm room! Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 10-12-2015 09:26 AM

That is a REALLY neat desk and as functional as possible. You know imitation is the truest form of flattery, well I’ll probably make one of those for my 3 day craft show next year.
Thanks for sharing !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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Carl W Richardson

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#3 posted 10-12-2015 10:25 AM

Great looking desk!!! Love that wood—haven’t seen any of that before. Your daughter must be very proud of her new desk and her Dad!!!

Looks like the new shop is working out well for you…

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 10-12-2015 10:31 AM

You are letting her go to college? You know how college boys are?

Great looking design. May have to try it myself.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 10-12-2015 10:44 AM

hoss that spalted wood looks really great, and the table design turned out to showcase the feautures of the wood. I really like the idea of a solid drawer for added writing space, too.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 10-12-2015 01:07 PM

That is a fine job you did on the desk. It will more than outlast her college years.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 10-12-2015 01:09 PM

Well done Marty…well done!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 10-12-2015 01:11 PM

I can’t steal ideas without dimensions please.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 10-12-2015 01:16 PM

That really turned out nicely and it will be of great use to her for organizing a place for study and study habits.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 10-12-2015 01:20 PM

looks great

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#11 posted 10-12-2015 01:23 PM

That’s a gorgeous piece of work! It’s functional and looks fantastic to – way to plan ahead for moving it back and forth too. Great job!

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#12 posted 10-12-2015 01:27 PM

I have the feeling she will keep that long after college – really nice!

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#13 posted 10-12-2015 01:33 PM

That looks terrific!! Very well done!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#14 posted 10-12-2015 02:24 PM

This is a wonderful piece and I’m sure she will treasure it. Great work and I admire all the thought put into it.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#15 posted 10-12-2015 02:39 PM

Nice desk Hoss. I’m sure she will enjoy it for years to come.

-- Mony

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