Student Desk

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Project by Jim posted 09-13-2007 01:59 AM 1815 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 09-13-2007 02:09 AM

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 09-13-2007 02:21 AM

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 09-13-2007 03:19 AM

great design and execution

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 09-13-2007 03:54 AM

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 09-13-2007 04:47 AM

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 09-13-2007 04:56 AM

Great desk. The fold down drawer front is genious.

-- bryano

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 09-13-2007 05:53 AM

Very big applause for your project ! Well done !

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

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#8 posted 09-13-2007 05:57 AM

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

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#9 posted 09-13-2007 11:48 AM

the fold down drawer front!! brilliant.

Gorgeous table

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 09-13-2007 02:55 PM

Nice job. I like the contrasting woods.

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

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#11 posted 10-16-2007 04:13 AM

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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#12 posted 12-03-2007 05:33 AM

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

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 08-09-2008 11:59 PM

Great desk.Nice job.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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