Desk for Wife

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Project by Manitario posted 12-27-2016 05:48 PM 2896 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another desk that I finished last winter. Top slab is oak with a walnut bottom cabinet and spalted maple cabinet doors. Finish is 4 coats of “tung oil” and 4 of wipe on poly.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#1 posted 12-27-2016 09:36 PM

Beautiful desk! I like the design with the dovetailed cabinet, and the choice of woods. Well executed, too. Nice work!

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#2 posted 12-27-2016 10:43 PM

Great desk, I love the way the door and draw front flow together, great flow.

How wide did you make the cleat/content point that connects the top to the base?

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Steve Preslar

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#3 posted 12-28-2016 12:11 AM

Amazing work sir, love it!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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#4 posted 12-28-2016 12:26 AM

Couldn’t think of anything else to say. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#5 posted 12-28-2016 12:54 AM

That’s a gorgeous piece, what else can one say?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 12-28-2016 04:06 AM


-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#7 posted 12-28-2016 06:01 AM

Very well designed. Something different.

-- REL, North Jersey

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#8 posted 12-28-2016 12:28 PM

Beautiful piece!! I really like everything about it, the style, joinery, and the mix of different wood species! Excellent job!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#9 posted 12-28-2016 03:05 PM

The desk is wonderful eye candy. :)

-- Gary, Florida

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Alexandre Lussier

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#10 posted 12-28-2016 03:23 PM

Really nice desk!

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#11 posted 12-28-2016 03:23 PM

Lovely work!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#12 posted 12-28-2016 03:54 PM

love the wood looks great

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Jim Bertelson

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#13 posted 12-28-2016 05:59 PM

The simplicity of the design sure brings out the character in the wood. Your design style is similar in philosophy to the arts and crafts people, but with more emphasis on the character of the wood. I like this approach.

In our household, desks have to hold a huge pile of stuff, so multiple drawers and file cabinet style pieces are necessary. I finally bought a U shaped corporate desk system from an office supply, and that has done pretty well for me. My wife has a custom made built in item with multiple file drawers, etc. I suspect your business life has been simpler than ours, or confined to the workplace… (-:

In any case, this is an impressive piece, thanks for the posting.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 posted 12-29-2016 02:35 PM

love the cabinet!

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#15 posted 01-17-2017 02:12 PM

Lucky you.
Lucky wife.
Beautiful work and desk.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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