Low cost Drop Front Desk

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I was going to build my wife a Drop Front Desk. Then I thought, why not convert an existing book case.
Up-date: new photo, I have replaced the chains with better supports.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#1 posted 1602 days ago

Cool idea.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#2 posted 1602 days ago

So did you just have to add the drop down desk surface then?

Now you can go buy wood for another project since you saved yourself so much in lumber costs!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 1602 days ago

Hey, great idea! Way to make use of what you have.

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#4 posted 1602 days ago

Nice looking desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1602 days ago

Great Lookin Desk

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 1601 days ago

Good retrofit. What type of hings did you add for the desk front?


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 1601 days ago

I should have given more information. The desk surface is just plane pine (13 X 30) with a routed decorative edge. I ressed 2 brass butt hinges I had laying around. A ressed a magnet latch to keep it closed.The desk surface is held up by the lower doors when open, The chains are just to keep it from droping down too far when the lower doors are closed.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 1601 days ago

I like it a cool build and unique design

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1176 days ago

Sometimes that is harder than building from scratch! I love it!

-- christine

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