Granddaugher's desk

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Project by Jerry Spencer posted 10-09-2016 02:07 PM 507 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a labor of love for our granddaughter’s 5th birthday. She just went crazy when she saw it. She already has it stocked. I found an you tube for making a writing desk and a the manual for a pressed wood desk kit, combined a little of each to come up with this desk. It’s all red oak, top is red oak plywood edged in wood. I tried 3 coats of water base poly over a golden pecan stain. The first coat raised the grain a little, so had to sand again. Not sure if I like the water base, will see how it holds up.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#1 posted 10-09-2016 06:29 PM

Nice desk, I’m a big fan of red oak for furniture that will be used a lot and I like water base poly over lacquer. Same dry time, no odor and easy clean up.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#2 posted 10-09-2016 06:30 PM

It looks very nice.

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#3 posted 10-09-2016 07:05 PM

This is a beautiful desk and nicely done. I’m sure that your granddaughter absolutely loves it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 10-10-2016 04:04 AM

Nice job Jerry.
All the better that your daughter loved it.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#5 posted 10-10-2016 01:20 PM

Very nicely done

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 10-10-2016 02:36 PM

very nice

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