Custom French Inspired Desk

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Project by Durbs75 posted 10-20-2016 12:19 PM 903 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom French style desk made to exact specifications!! This desk was a departure from my other work and was a fun challenge to build! My client is an interior designer and is renovating her home and office. I will get some more and better pictures after she renovates the office.

The base is made from 1 inch steel square tube and the top and drawers are made from maple. The base was welded together, cleaned, sanded, smoothed, primed, and painted a brilliant gold paint. It is finished with 2 coats of gloss lacquer. The top is finished with 5 coats of a gloss white lacquer sprayed on. It is top coated with 2 coats of gloss clear lacquer. My client will put a glass top on prior to use to preserve the finish.

The dimensions of this desk are 30 inches deep by 72 inches long by 30 inches tall. This was a fun project to build. Toward the end of the year, it will be professionally photographed and put in national and local publications. I will update this post when I know the publication and the date it will be available for viewing.

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#1 posted 10-20-2016 12:38 PM

Very unique and specific design, very modern.

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#2 posted 10-20-2016 06:28 PM

Nice looking desk.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 10-20-2016 06:41 PM

Great job!

”... will be professionally photographed and put in national and local publications.”

You will continue to post here and banter back and forth when you become famous, right?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 10-20-2016 07:16 PM

Thank you all!!

Ron – I don’t know about famous, but I’ll certainly always be here in LJ. I love this community and look forward to giving and receiving a hard time!!! HAHA!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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