Shaker portable writing desk

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Project by lumberdog posted 1735 days ago 3744 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this desk for a friend of mine a couple of months ago for helping me put a new roof on my house. It is made out of cherry, these photos were taken before i put any finish on it. I rubbed in one coat of linseed oil and set it out in the sun for about nine or ten hours, it darkened to a nice reddish brown color. The dove tails are hand cut and there is a till inside one end. This was a fun project and he was pleased with it. ( sorry about the quality of the photos ).

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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#1 posted 1735 days ago

This is gorgeous. It would make any Shaker proud to see the justice you’ve done to their work.

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

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Rev. Jim Paulson

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#2 posted 1735 days ago

Congratulations on making a nice project. The wood selection and the construction are well done. I’d love to see some pictures of the inside and the drawer construction.

Happy Thanksgiving!



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#3 posted 1735 days ago

A great shaker writing desk,have a very Happy Thanksgiving

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1735 days ago

very nice indeed

-- -erik & christy-

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#5 posted 1735 days ago

Here are three more pics, the last one was taken before i got the proper screws for the hinges, i didn’t want to use brass screws so i had to order some small steel slotted ones. The big drawer has blind dovetails but i didn’t get them in the photo.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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Rev. Jim Paulson

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#6 posted 1730 days ago

Great job on the dovetails and thanks for the additional pictures.



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#7 posted 940 days ago

love it, love it, love it! Gives me inspiration.

-- Taking Turns

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#8 posted 835 days ago

beautiful work!

-- Regards, Norm

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