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Drafting Desk

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Project by HighRockWoodworking posted 05-12-2010 09:57 PM 1701 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the completed drafting desk project. It was a fun project to make. I wanted a clean desk to write on but still wanted some elegance and think the end result was what I wanted. The legs are slightly tapperd and curved, there are a lot of way I could have went about this but I had just purchased a new hand pane and decided that it would be a fun challenge to shape the leg all by hand.

As a side note on the picture of my daughter. After I finished taking the pictures of the desk I notices she kept sitting beside saying something, she is only two so a little hard to understand at times… I finally reallized it was take my picture too daddy, she was posing just like daddy… so here she is.

Chris Adkins

http://highrockwoodworking.com

-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/





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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 05-12-2010 10:29 PM

Cool Looking Desk Good Job !!

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

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#2 posted 05-12-2010 10:31 PM

Excellent work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 05-13-2010 02:34 AM

Looks like a great little piece of work that fits like a glove in that space. I bet it would’ve taken you forever to find something just the right size if you’d have gone shopping for a desk to fit in that space. Yet another reason to make it yourself.

I like how the top floats above the legs.

Are you going to build a matching or complimentary chair to go with this table?

-- 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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#4 posted 05-13-2010 02:36 AM

Great table a darling little one.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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HighRockWoodworking

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#5 posted 05-13-2010 02:54 AM

Jonathan yes I do plan on building a chair to match. I already have the two front legs complete but am still working on the look for the back. The two front legs will match the desk with the floating legs and I want to make sure I carry this look to back.

Thanks Jim, she is a cutie….but wild as can be!

Thanks for all the comments.

-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/

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#6 posted 05-13-2010 02:57 AM

Excellent. Looking forward to seeing the set together once the chair is completed.

-- 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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#7 posted 05-14-2010 02:51 AM

I realized a long time ago the she steals the show….

Thanks for the comments!

-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/

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