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Project by Eric posted 12-20-2009 11:06 PM 1962 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This roll top was made for a christmas gift for a friend of ours and his wife. They were missionaries for 13 years and now he is an Associate Pastor at a nearby church. I had promised him a desk 4 years ago but never came through. I truly hope this has made up for the long wait. The desk was made cherry and the tambour is utilizing canvas and contact cement. In the future I think I will consider purchasing the router bit set to do the tambour.

-- Eric Florida





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 11:10 PM

Very nice work Eric it’s a very special gift for a special individual.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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papadan

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 11:10 PM

Nice desk, I like the hidden keyboard feature. I prefer more rounded sides on the top, but yours looks very good.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 11:14 PM

Very nice. You did a great job. It is beautiful.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 11:15 PM

Sweet!! What species of wood did you use? Great color!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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pommy

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#5 posted 12-20-2009 11:15 PM

I really like this and you are way more acomplished than me but i will say one thing i think the top looks to heavy for the bottom in the last pic but that maybe the angle it was taken

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#6 posted 12-20-2009 11:23 PM

Great Lookin Desk

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 11:25 PM

a computer desk the old fashion way Niiiice and well done

Dennis

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 12-20-2009 11:29 PM

Nice looking desk!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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GaryK

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#9 posted 12-21-2009 12:00 AM

Very nice. I like the extra room under the roll top.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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NBeener

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#10 posted 12-21-2009 12:52 AM

Matt: I think it’s cherry.

This is a beautiful piece, and a great job of marrying an old style with new technology.

I think—if I were bitter about having to wait four years—I’d probably get over it, once I saw the desk :-)

-- -- Neil

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 12-21-2009 01:17 AM

Nice looking desk. Deffinately worth waiting for. Thanks for posting.

god Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 12-21-2009 06:12 AM

Eric: Awesome job, i love that desk, it looks wonderful.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 12-21-2009 09:11 AM

Hey Eric,
Great design and job…well done.

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sis

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#14 posted 01-20-2012 03:49 PM

Has anyone had trouble with the tambour. I bought the router bit set, but it doesnt seem to roll right.
thanks, sis

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