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Project by teenagewoodworker posted 12-15-2009 04:31 AM 2947 views 3 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here my Bow Front Desk finally is. I blogged about it a few months back but with school and everything i’ve just got around to taking and posting pictures. This desk is built out of one giant slab of Sapele. it was 10/4 by 13” wide by 9 feet long. I cut it all up and made this desk. The curved front is made with a simple bent lamination. It’s all mortise and tenon construction and the drawers are hand cut dovetails. The drawer fronts are also cut out of the front so the grain matches while the top is book matched. The finish is a Sherwin Williams lacquer 4 coats and rubbed out with a brown paper bag and the hardware is solid brass Chippendale pulls from Horton Brasses. I hope everyone likes it and I would like to wish you all a merry Chirstmas!!

I also did a blog on the construction of the piece. Here is a link to the first installment
http://lumberjocks.com/teenagewoodworker/blog/9824





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matt garcia

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 04:34 AM

WOW!! Very nice!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 04:38 AM

Came out GREAT Dennis!

beautiful work, wonderful grain orientation and flow!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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sras

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 04:44 AM

Excellent! A beautiful piece you should be able to enjoy for years to come.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 04:46 AM

Great looking desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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griff

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#5 posted 12-15-2009 04:48 AM

Beautiful desk Dennis, This piece has the wow factor stamped all over it.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 12-15-2009 04:50 AM

Very impressive piece. You did a great job on this desk. Thanks for posting.

God bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 12-15-2009 04:53 AM

wow wow wow this is an amazing desk great work Dennis fantastic top to bottom.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-15-2009 04:56 AM

This is gorgeous! But be honest: Are you a teenager with about 50 years of woodworking experience?

Your work is incredible! Thank you for sharing this with us.

We can hardly wait for your next project. Keep up the good work!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Karson

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#9 posted 12-15-2009 05:26 AM

Congratulations on the ompletion. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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HeirloomWoodworking

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#10 posted 12-15-2009 05:27 AM

VERY NICE! I love it!

You should be proud of what you created from this beatutiful piece of wood! An instant favorite.

I will have to go look at your blog to see how you made the dovetails on the curved fronts. A challenge for most any wood worker.

Thank you very much for sharing! Merry Christmas.
Trev

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#11 posted 12-15-2009 05:35 AM

My hat is off to you…. this is a wonderful piece of fine woodworking. Your great-grandchildren will be fighting over this 100 years from now.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 12-15-2009 06:35 AM

Geez kid this came out great! I mean really top notch. Looks like a fun piece of furniture to build. I’m loving the bent lamination stuff too lately. Now I just have to catch up on the hand-cut dovetails. But I’m working on it. Awesome job on all the fine details.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#13 posted 12-15-2009 08:11 AM

Wow; Dude your skills are excellent. Awesome job keep up the good work. You have a future in woodworkiing if this is what you want to do for a living. If its not then you will have a great hobby to keep you busy.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#14 posted 12-15-2009 03:05 PM

Very nice!

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#15 posted 12-15-2009 03:28 PM

Awesome job.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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