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Project by Demowen posted 1835 days ago 2110 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a desk that I just made for a friend who does a lot of graphics design. Before this he worked on one of those cheap plastic card tables. Needless to say he was struggling for room. It was a bit of a challenge since he wanted it to be completely open above and below the desk. That meant that there could be no skirt. The second challenge was that the legs had to be removable since it had to make a tight turn through a hallway into his office area. I made a skirt on the two outer sides and a decorative corner bracket on the front and back. These were screwed and glued down and seemed very rigid. I ordered a set of leg brackets from Rockler and was very pleased. The second picture (fuzzy) shows that. I wanted to make it for him with as low materials cost as I could so I made it out of Ash and threw in a few walnut scraps. I was able to keep materials around $135 including wood, finish, hardware, transportation and several trips to the planing mill. Thanks everyone!

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17





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RobH

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#1 posted 1835 days ago

That looks awesome. I love how tou handled the challenges that were dictated by the design. It looks absolutely wonderful. I am sure your friend will really enjoy the extra space.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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joetroba

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#2 posted 1835 days ago

Great job man. Looks great.

-- joetroba, PA

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lew

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#3 posted 1835 days ago

Sweet!!!

Did you use splines to beef up the center joint?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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tenontim

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#4 posted 1835 days ago

Very nice job. I can appreciate the restrictions, I just built one with similar design considerations. The one I built was 84” in each direction. Fortunately, on side had the compartment for the computer, which gave me an out for an extra leg. I like the nice, clean design. Thanks for the post.

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Vicki

935 posts in 1969 days


#5 posted 1835 days ago

Beautiful. Love the design, nice and clean and sleek. How did you join the right and left half of the top? And the photo with what looks like plugs? What is going on there? Just curious. I looke again. Is that where you joined the apron. How big is each side?
Thanks,
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Demowen

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#6 posted 1835 days ago

Thanks for the kind words!

Lew, the middle joint is reinforced with three ‘bars’ of ash that are perpendicular to the seam. I though that the joint looked like crap so that gave me the opportunity to have a nice walnut inlay through the middle :)

Blondewood, I think that answered the first question. The plugs are where I drove long screws down into the skirt and decorative pieces. I thought it gave the piece a little more color than just the pale ash. From the corner to the end is 60” on each side and it it about 26” deep on the sides and 29”tall (he wanted it high).

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1781 days ago

Beautiful desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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