Library Reference Desk

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Project by Aaron Taylor posted 10-14-2009 06:39 PM 1224 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project I worked on this summer. It is a reference desk for a somewhat local library. The larger paneled portion is an old door from the library. I had to reproduce the smaller paneled portion. The tops are out of alder and the rest is soft maple. The design was created by the library staff and this piece was made to match their check-in counter; well except for the tops which were just Formica and didn’t last long. The whole project took 8 weeks which included stripping and fixing the old door. The smaller panel opens to hold the network switch and other cables for the computers. The narrow top opens up for cable management for the end computer which is their card catalog computer.

(Better pictures to come when the professional gets them to me)

-- "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."--Cary Grant from the movie Arsenic and Old Lace

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#1 posted 10-14-2009 06:41 PM

Very nice work Aaron it looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-14-2009 07:41 PM

Well done.

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#3 posted 10-14-2009 08:41 PM

Very Nice!

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 12:34 AM

Very nice desk.

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 12:56 AM

Aaron, Very nice. I like how you incorporated the old door into the design. Well done.

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 06:28 AM

Very nicely done! You did a great job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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