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Craftsman/Japanese Traditional Joinery Desk

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Project by RossJensen posted 11-09-2015 01:34 PM 1582 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is my new desk. I didn’t really have a lot of money as I’m a recent college grad, so I invested in tools and am building my furniture instead. This is really my second wood working project outside of cutting boards and it is the first one I ever made mortice and tenons or dovetails so to say this was a learning process is an understatement. Hope you like it!

I’ve attached more pictures if you like here: http://imgur.com/a/ZHFXg





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drewpy

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 09:01 PM

Very nice looking desk especially for being new to woodworking. I enjoyed reading the details and welcome to Lumberjocks.!

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

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#2 posted 11-09-2015 09:14 PM

looks great

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#3 posted 11-09-2015 11:03 PM

That is quite a large undertaking. Looks great!
What, exactly, is the japanese part?

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Javed Akhtar

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 11:01 AM

Wow – beautiful work! I did a double take when I read that this is only your second woodworking project!

-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 03:26 PM

The latest issue of Woodcraft magazine had a project and article about the dovetails you used on the framing. Congrats on a great looking desk! What woods did you use? Looks like walnut and maple.

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RossJensen

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 03:28 PM

Cherry and walnut, thanks!


The latest issue of Woodcraft magazine had a project and article about the dovetails you used on the framing. Congrats on a great looking desk! What woods did you use? Looks like walnut and maple.

- Knothead62


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RossJensen

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#7 posted 11-10-2015 03:30 PM

Hmmm, subtleties? Idk I just took a few design hints from them, it’s supposed to be a bit less blocky than regular craftsman but it turned out a bit blocky ha-ha


That is quite a large undertaking. Looks great!
What, exactly, is the japanese part?

- kaerlighedsbamsen


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RossJensen

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#8 posted 11-10-2015 03:34 PM

Yea the first was the tool chest I have it being assembled on in a few photos! That thing is bomb! It only weighs ooh 500lb empty
- RossJensen


Wow – beautiful work! I did a double take when I read that this is only your second woodworking project!

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