child desk and chair

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Project by kansas posted 04-29-2010 03:18 AM 1839 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This desk and chair are made mostly of recycled maple from an old basketball court. Drawer front is walnut. I made the handle myself from maple. It’s intended for a seven year old. I made box joints for the drawer, then dadoed the sides to slide on maple runners attached inside the desk. I also made some dividers up so the drawer will stay neat. It took a lot of glue ups since the pieces are only 1 1/2” wide after I got the tonque and groove cut off. I finished everything except the walnut with water based poly. The walnut was laquered as I wasn’t sure if the water based would look ok on a dark wood.

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 04:00 AM

looks good. I like the contrasting woods. Great way to recycle some wood.

-- RayCurtis

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#2 posted 04-29-2010 07:17 AM

Spectacular table and chair and your use of reclaimed wood makes it even better!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 04-29-2010 12:24 PM

Very nice work. Love the table…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 04-29-2010 02:54 PM

Very Nice Table & cool Chair !! Daddy like

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 04-29-2010 03:29 PM

Nice desk and chair.

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#6 posted 04-29-2010 05:40 PM

Looks great. Nice job with the recycled lumber.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#7 posted 04-29-2010 07:20 PM

Excellent job!!! This is something that will be handed down in your family for generations. Good job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 05-02-2010 07:50 PM

recycling is always great and it is a very fine desk you have made
I like the wide handle and how you had divided the drawer is qeit clever too


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#9 posted 11-05-2010 06:28 AM

looks great

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