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My African Mohogany Desk with one leg

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Project by Nick posted 08-27-2010 11:08 PM 1298 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this desk about a year ago. It was built with one leg to help support the desk that hooked to the wall. It is about 3ft wide by about 2 1/4ft deep at the wide end and just under 2ft at the narrow end. This was my first time doing a glue up for a table top. I used biscuts to glue up the top. This was also the first time I turned a table leg. I had turned a couple of pens before this but that was it. I finished it with water based poly but wishing I would have used something else as it is not holding up to the daily use as well as I would like. But I did learn a lot from this project and in the end it looks good and does what it was meant to do.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.





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reggiek

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#1 posted 08-27-2010 11:57 PM

Looks great, works great…what more could you ask? Great job.

Biscuits are great for panel lay ups….I use them alot for this and they sure make it easier to maintain alignment when gluing and clamping. I have not had any issues of a biscuit failing even under a pretty sizeable load.

I love to turn furniture spindles….fun and easy….just make sure you creep up on your tenons so you get a tight fit.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Flemming

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#2 posted 08-28-2010 01:28 AM

the one leg gives a super cool effect i cant describe!

i like it, great work!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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William

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#3 posted 08-28-2010 05:31 AM

The one leg hint in the post description made me really want to look at this. I must be getting tired tonight. I didn’t think about it being attached to the wall. I wa trying to figure out how to balance a desk on one leg.

Nice looking desk. If I may offer a suggestion about the finish not holding up. I’ve built a number of custom office desks. No matter what kind of finish I use, repeated use will eventually wear on any of it from what I’ve seen. This is especially true on some of the desks I’ve built. People in offices just don’t take good care of things when it doesn’t actually belong to them. A suggestion I make to office managers that seems to work out good and protect desk tops is a piece of tempered glass cut to fit the desk. It protects the top and you’d be surprised how much it really brings out beautiful wood grains.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 08-28-2010 03:28 PM

Nice job, I like the one leg look!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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