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Project by tingaling posted 07-10-2017 08:49 PM 1178 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before computers, desks needed to be large enough to have space to do things like draw pictures, browse writings, plus hold all your stuff like phones, in boxes, etc. Now, you can get by with something smaller, and, if you could use more room for other furniture, like I did, then it made sense to do this project. Materials are Cherry, Sapele, and a little ebony for the knobs. Drawers are hard maple with birch ply bottoms. Finish is oil and wax. I made this in late 2016.

-- Nick, north coast of California





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 07-10-2017 11:20 PM

Really nice desk – I absolutely love the legs, the reverse taper is refreshing and a nice touch on the drawers

Attorney or not, you’re ok by me lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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JCamp

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#2 posted 07-11-2017 12:50 AM

Beautiful desk. The different woods go really well together. You done a great job.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 07-11-2017 01:21 AM

That’s wonderful has an arts and craft flavor with a little Asian thrown in with those legs. A beautiful wood combination and grain. A really wonderful piece.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 07-11-2017 01:46 PM

Very nice looking Desk.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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XrayJay

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#5 posted 07-11-2017 02:01 PM

The design and craftsmanship are a good balance.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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bobasaurus

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#6 posted 07-11-2017 06:41 PM

Great desk, really clean lines and subtle curves.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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MelBrandle

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#7 posted 07-15-2017 06:38 AM

In my household, our storage cabinets are still as huge as they were before computers. Call me ancient, but I do appreciate all the storage I could get especially with a large family in tow. Every inch of space is critical and if it can be utilized, it will get utilized at the end of the day.

-- Mel Brandle @ http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/adelaide-service/

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jasonallen

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#8 posted 01-07-2018 04:05 AM

The leg taper seems to begin at the bottom of the drawers. I understand how to taper the whole leg, but how did you just taper half of it?

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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tingaling

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#9 posted 01-09-2018 06:10 PM

I just used a taper fixture that slides along the table saw fence.

-- Nick, north coast of California

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