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Project by Lance posted 01-03-2016 07:55 PM 1050 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this built in office desk back in March of 2015 and it’s still no 100% completely done, I have some finishing touches to do, apply more Arm-R-Seal, fasten the top, caulk the corners and spend some time with cord management below the desk.

The desk is made from maple and plywood for the boxes. The top is made from 5/4 quarter sawn Sapele laminated together with the Festool Domino.

I sprayed the cabinet with Latex paint through my Fuji 4 Stage HVLP, I learned a lot throughout this build and I’m really happy how well the project turned out. This year I’ll complete the top cabinets or floating shelves.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""





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woodchuckerNJ

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#1 posted 01-03-2016 08:21 PM

That must be some expensive piece of wood… beautiful.
doing anything for shelves? hutch, hanging?

-- Jeff NJ

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Lance

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#2 posted 01-03-2016 08:37 PM

Thanks! I’m still planning what I’m going to make, either making a book shelf and for the corner or going to make floating shelves. Been debating for a few months now.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Roger

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#3 posted 01-04-2016 12:05 AM

That looks fantastic and elegant Lance. Real nice job.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Matt Przybylski

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#4 posted 01-04-2016 02:13 AM

Very nicely done Lance.

Curious as to why you used maple if you were painting it? Why not something like poplar which lends itself to painting and is cheaper?

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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Lance

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#5 posted 01-04-2016 02:17 AM

Matt, I used Maple because its more stable and durable than popular, plus I get maple for pretty much the same price has popular.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Matt Przybylski

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#6 posted 01-04-2016 02:19 AM

That makes sense, I saw you use poplar for the cabinet in your other project for the face frame so it got me even more curious :) I like maple better myself because it’s harder and more resistant to dings (you can touch poplar with a nail and the damn thing will dent) but I do like working with poplar because its almost like a softwood and very easy to work. I also like it for stuff like this because here in the Chicago area it’s about $1-$2 cheaper per board foot.

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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tyvekboy

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#7 posted 01-04-2016 03:04 PM

Very nice desk.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-04-2016 03:57 PM

Lance, you did a fine job on this office set up. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Chuck McIntyre

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#9 posted 01-04-2016 05:18 PM

Very nicely done. Kee up the good work!

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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HickoryHill

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#10 posted 01-04-2016 06:58 PM

Man, how did you manage those dovetails on plywood without tear out and splintering. Just did a bunch of shop drawers with Baltic Birch, didn’t do dovetails though. Worst splintering I have ever seen.

-- Jim, Michigan

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Lance

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#11 posted 01-04-2016 10:50 PM

Matt, I had the scrap popular laying around in my shop for the book shelf, main reason why I used popular over maple.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Lance

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#12 posted 01-04-2016 10:51 PM

Thank Tyvekboy & Helluvawreck!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Lance

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#13 posted 01-04-2016 10:52 PM

Hickoryhill – Those are box joints, not dovetails.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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