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Shaker-style cherry lapdesk

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Project by flossy posted 01-30-2017 09:20 PM 1007 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This solid cherry desk fits comfortably on a lap and features an ample work surface, making drawing, writing, etc. more pleasurable to do from the convenience of, say, sitting on the couch.

Inside there are small drawers and a coved pencil tray to help keep everything organized.

-- http://www.ricketyfurniture.com





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 01-30-2017 09:21 PM

Good job … I like the drawers … nice touch!

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

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flossy

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 09:32 PM

Thank you, Ron. In order to hold them in place when the desk is moving around I inset rare earth magnets into the backs of each drawer, then mated them with another magnet mounted into the back. It holds them solidly in place, but still allows for easy access to the contents of the drawers.

-- http://www.ricketyfurniture.com

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 01-31-2017 12:21 AM

Great idea … keep up the good work!

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

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pmayer

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#4 posted 01-31-2017 01:58 AM

This is a very special piece. I love the drawers, and your magnet idea. Nicely done!

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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flossy

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#5 posted 01-31-2017 03:10 AM

Thank you, Paul, for the kind words and encouragement.

-- http://www.ricketyfurniture.com

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#6 posted 01-31-2017 05:26 PM

i like it

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flossy

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#7 posted 01-31-2017 06:28 PM

Thank you, David. It was really a fun piece to build. I’d recommend anyone interested to give a take at one of their own.

-- http://www.ricketyfurniture.com

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misterChips

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#8 posted 02-01-2017 01:12 PM

Nice work – I made one out of pine some time ago but after looking at yours I now know that I should have gone with Cherry.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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flossy

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#9 posted 02-01-2017 03:00 PM

I just checked yours out in your projects listing, misterChips. It’s beautiful!

-- http://www.ricketyfurniture.com

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