Student Desk

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Project by Jim posted 2541 days ago 1340 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My teenager needed a desk to work on homework – I had an assortment of wood lying around so I made this up as I went; both design and which wood to use for which part. End result was black walnut for the breadboards and drawer front, quartersawn oak for the top, and mahoghany for the skirt and legs. Drawer front folds down so the computer keyboard and mouse can be accessed when the drawer is pulled out but concealed when it is closed. Not much time spent on making/finishing ‘cuz I know it will get “used” a lot…

-- Jim

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#1 posted 2541 days ago

Wow! That is a great desk! I really like the design and the lines. The detail touches on it really fit in nice. Thanks for posting!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 2541 days ago

That really is cool! Walnut just looks great next to almost everything, doesn’t it? Nice design and craftsmanship.

-- Robb

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2541 days ago

great design and execution

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 2541 days ago

Contrasting breadboards came out great James. Wonderful design and terrific craftsmanship. Thanks for letting us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 2541 days ago

Very nice design and execution. I like the wood contrasts. I hope you are right and it gets many, many hours of use – doing homework.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 2541 days ago

Great desk. The fold down drawer front is genious.

-- bryano

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 2541 days ago

Very big applause for your project ! Well done !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 2541 days ago

Great desk, I hope it sees many hours in the pursuit of knowledge!

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#9 posted 2541 days ago

the fold down drawer front!! brilliant.

Gorgeous table

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 2541 days ago

Nice job. I like the contrasting woods.

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

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#11 posted 2508 days ago

James -

Spending time tonight enjoying the Luberjock Shuffle feature. Glad this popped up! Very nice desk. Clean lines and a real nice design.



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 2460 days ago

Jim, this is really great work. Designing on the fly, been there.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 2209 days ago

Great desk.Nice job.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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