Contemporary Cherry Desk

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Project by huff posted 09-05-2009 04:34 AM 1948 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple desk I designed for a unique office setting. The pictures don’t show it in the actual office, but the design challenge was to work around a 45 degree corner. Made with curly cherry with butternut beading around the door and drawer openings and butternut inlay in the desk top.
The “Tree” was designed for phone,fax and printer. Gromments in the tree allows wires to run inside. The file cabinet and small bookcase are moveable. The lower desk top is 30” height and the work top is 36” high for standing.

-- John @

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#1 posted 09-05-2009 04:43 AM

Huff that is beautiful

I love the tree shelf idea

It almost makes me want to go back to working in an office

Thanks for showing


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#2 posted 09-05-2009 05:48 AM

uh oh!! Not enough pics to do it justice. Tisk Tisk. I’d like to see more, it looks like it deserves to be flaunted. I have never seen arched doors turned sideways, and to be honest I think it looks great. I think I would have had the overhang over the drawer bank shorter, or the drawer bank extended, and I think I would have somehow filled the void next to the arched door cabinet. But it’s hard to say with the number of pics what the intention was. I really like this. I seem to not be able to stop looking at it. You got some sweet material in this project too. Well done.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 09-05-2009 06:30 AM

Beautiful design and great looking wood also. I really like the tree design you came up with to overcome the 45degree wall issue. I see it also allowed you to comfortably change work station heights easily. How thick are those tops on the desk and work station? Tell me they’re not solid hardwood and I can quit seeing dollars with eyes-like that Geico commercial-LOL Congratulations again on a wonderful design and build.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#4 posted 09-05-2009 06:43 AM

Great looking design. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 09-05-2009 09:08 AM

Very nice design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 09-05-2009 02:34 PM

out of the box styling and it works beautifully. I often think, “there’s got to be a more unique way of doing it without looking ‘out there’.” This is one of those ways. I love it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 09-05-2009 06:41 PM

Nice looking desk.

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#8 posted 09-05-2009 07:57 PM

The curly cherry looks awesome. You did it justice.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 09-06-2009 07:11 AM

Nice wood unique design well done Huff

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 09-06-2009 03:05 PM

That outfit is really cool. What did you use for the finish?

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#11 posted 09-06-2009 11:08 PM

I spray all my finishes. It’s a precatalyze lacquer by ML Campbell with a satin sheen.

-- John @

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#12 posted 09-08-2009 03:47 AM

nice design that is a beautiful desk.

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#13 posted 09-08-2009 06:35 PM

Nice everything. Well done.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 09-28-2009 09:57 AM

Love the wood grain and tree. Something to be proud of! Was the small void next to the work station and tree unavoidable due to over dimensions? A little bigger to allow a trash can or comp tower might have made the flow a little more pleasant. But don’t get the questions wrong, awesome piece just trying to learn and see what your thoughts were!!! A+++++++++++++++++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 01-24-2013 02:50 AM

Well done…Really dig the contrasting inlays. Very nice project

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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