LumberJocks

Desk for the wife

  • Advertise with us
Project by g1hopper posted 07-31-2009 08:51 PM 2445 views 21 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had been asking me for a while for a desk to put the lap top on and to organize mail with. After much thought and time this is what I came up with. I wanted it to look like no other. It is my own design. The only part I had truly decided on before I started was the design of the Legs and the basic dimensions I need the top to be so that everything would fit.

What it is made out of:
Walnut – legs and back of the top section
Maple – drawer sides, cases, and mail slots (curly maple for the top of the top section)
Ebony – for the drawer pulls and plugs on the top
Rambutan – for the top of the main desk and drawer fronts

This was my first desk and I enjoyed making it. Things I would consider doing different.
The cross supports for the legs; I would most likely change it so that there were only two of them and make them a little more stylish.
I would most likely lower the desk top by about 2 inches.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE





34 comments so far

View pommy's profile

pommy

1697 posts in 2439 days


#1 posted 07-31-2009 09:01 PM

g1hopper

i like this very much i would love to see a how to? as we all know chairs are one of the hardest things to make and i think yours looks stunning and a great use of wood . And what did you use for the finishing process

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

View dhg's profile

dhg

197 posts in 2460 days


#2 posted 07-31-2009 09:02 PM

Very nice, i like the contrasting woods. Nice design.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

View PKP's profile

PKP

94 posts in 2194 days


#3 posted 07-31-2009 09:02 PM

Very Lovely, Nice choices of wood and good joints.

View michaelray's profile

michaelray

201 posts in 2202 days


#4 posted 07-31-2009 09:07 PM

You truly are talented. Very creative design. Something to show off when guests come over.

-- http://dbcww.wordpress.com

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

3451 posts in 2342 days


#5 posted 07-31-2009 09:18 PM

Gorgeous I’m sure the wife loves it..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View mtnwild's profile

mtnwild

3474 posts in 2275 days


#6 posted 07-31-2009 09:51 PM

Fantabulous, I mean, wonderiffic, suprfection, I mean, Beautious man!!!!!!!

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

View James's profile

James

162 posts in 2029 days


#7 posted 07-31-2009 10:09 PM

nice job steve she’s a real beauty! That finish looks spectacular. great colors too. nice work

-- James, Bluffton, IN

View Ben Kahmann's profile

Ben Kahmann

231 posts in 2020 days


#8 posted 07-31-2009 10:14 PM

Love that finish, it really pops. What type of finish is it and what was your process?

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

View RouterManiac's profile

RouterManiac

96 posts in 2029 days


#9 posted 07-31-2009 10:14 PM

Awesome job, love love love it! I think the contrasting wood is my favorite part. Want to build me one? Nice work.

-- Ken, Florida, www.theroutermaniac.com

View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5586 posts in 2333 days


#10 posted 07-31-2009 10:15 PM

Man thats a sweet desk. I love the design and contrast in the colours, also the shape of the undercarriage/ legs.
Alistair

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

View DonDA's profile

DonDA

117 posts in 1979 days


#11 posted 07-31-2009 10:19 PM

Fantastic job!!

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

View Kindlingmaker's profile

Kindlingmaker

2654 posts in 2274 days


#12 posted 07-31-2009 10:27 PM

Really, really great looking furiture! Great craftsmanship! love the contrasts

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2450 posts in 2340 days


#13 posted 07-31-2009 10:30 PM

Sweet Desk!

-- Dennis Zongker

View RavinHeart's profile

RavinHeart

95 posts in 1970 days


#14 posted 07-31-2009 10:35 PM

Amazing Work … very nice job … i love the desk and the other chair too … I am starting a rocking chair out of maple and walnut soon … I hope they turn out even half of what yours are …

-- RavinHeart - Wisconsin

View g1hopper's profile

g1hopper

65 posts in 2232 days


#15 posted 07-31-2009 10:48 PM

Thank you all very much for your very nice comments. Yes, the wife loves it.
Some of you have asked about the finish. I used General Finishes, Arm-R-Seal Oil & Urethane Topcoat, Gloss. The legs have two coats. Drawer fronts have three. The top has five; I believe (lost count). Sanded to 220 before the first coat and sanded with 320 between each coat.

RavinHeart, what style of rocking chair? I will be starting on a rocker as well soon, the plan for it to be out of Walnut with Purpleheart high lights. (Based on the Maloof’s style)

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

showing 1 through 15 of 34 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase