Slant top desk

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Project by TimF posted 07-15-2009 10:38 PM 1810 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I made about 5 years ago. It’s okay for storage space. Also on the side view you can see the problems with working with figured material. I gotten a little bit better since then but it is still a problem. I did make a mistake and this will be a lesson for someone I hope. I forgot to buy the little knobs for the slats that pull out to support the leaf that drops down. And I continue to forget those things. The front feet on this thing are cherry the picture doesn’t do the finish on them justice and I wish I had of written down how I did. I made the clocks on top of this too. They were made when I was addicted to the scroll saw during football season.

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#1 posted 07-15-2009 10:59 PM

Really sweet well done I used to own one of these Bought from a freind.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 07-15-2009 11:03 PM

Welcome aboard!! Maple sure looks good:-)) even if it is a bit of a pain to work. Why did yiou go with cherry for the feet?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 07-15-2009 11:37 PM

I love the wood. You did a nice job putting it all together.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#4 posted 07-16-2009 12:29 AM

Very good work, don’t sell yourself too short. We are always our own worst critics. The only guy you gotta please is the man in the mirror.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 12:45 AM

Problems or not that figure really jumps.

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#6 posted 07-16-2009 01:41 AM

Hey Tim
Very impressive great build wonderful wood super joinery.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 07-16-2009 03:46 AM

Hi Tim;

Beautiful wood for sure!!!

Nice job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 07-16-2009 03:53 AM

Sweet Maple , nice build : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 07-16-2009 04:10 AM

keep your projects coming .. I really enjoy seeing the things you make

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 07-16-2009 04:30 AM

I’ll take figured wood any day! Nothing boring about that piece. Great job.

-- John @

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#11 posted 07-16-2009 04:42 AM

Awesome piece there Tim! Love the curlyness of that wood.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#12 posted 07-16-2009 01:15 PM

Great cabinet/chest.
Isn`t it nice to be able to learn from our
mistakes? The cabinet is really pleasing to
the eye.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#13 posted 07-17-2009 01:10 PM

That is some fine wood you used for that desk!
Do you have shots of the inside opened?

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#14 posted 07-17-2009 01:12 PM

Hi again.
What finish did you use on those feet? The color is beautiful! I’m building cherry face frames & doors, and would like that same color. Please write me and share.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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