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Project by Les Hastings posted 06-04-2010 08:00 PM 2190 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a blast from the past!

Its a desk made out of hard maple with a veneered top of curly maple. The top is around 5 1/2” thick constructed like a torsion box. It had three pencil drawers across the front that were built it to it before the top went on. The drawers were made and installed and the fronts were applied and then the edge of the desk was then shaped using a router and jig made to cut a 5 1/2” radius.


The finish is just clear laquer.

I built this about 10 or 12 years ago or so. The pictures are scanned so sorry for the quality of the photo’s.

Thanks for having a look!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 08:04 PM

Hey Les this has to be an award winner, a fabulous design and outrageously good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 08:08 PM

OOOOH what a beauty!

Very cool, love those drawers…...................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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DaytonB

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 08:19 PM

Another flawless piece from a true master!

Impressive stuff buddy!

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Richforever

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 08:27 PM

Wow! What a gorgeous piece of work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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huff

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 09:46 PM

Les, This is a great design and I love how you did the drawer fronts and top. Awesome look!.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Div

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 10:36 PM

Les, simply stunning design and execution! I adore curves in furniture.. and elsewhere..

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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YoungestSon

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#7 posted 06-05-2010 12:34 AM

Nice. I like the design.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 01:26 AM

Great looking desk Les. Very impressive design and work as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Critterman

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#9 posted 06-05-2010 02:19 AM

Hey Les, great table, love the smooth lines and the drawers are a great touch.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Les Hastings

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 05:43 AM

Thanks Guys,,,,,,,,,This one was fun project. But then I guess they all are!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 06-05-2010 05:48 AM

Great Lookin Desk

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 06-05-2010 07:03 PM

Nice design, great job. I really like the curves.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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lighthearted

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#13 posted 06-05-2010 07:04 PM

Thats a beautiful Desk!

-- Chris http://thelightheartedwoodworker.com/

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TurbineTester

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#14 posted 06-09-2010 06:44 PM

That’s awesome!!! I’d love to hear more about the jig that alllowed you to do a 5 1/2 roundover…

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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adworks

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#15 posted 08-15-2011 05:57 PM

Nice work! i like the design!

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