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French Country Rustic Executive Desk and Built-ins

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Project by WPWorkshop posted 03-07-2018 03:28 PM 700 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good morning all. Wanted to share my first executive desk design. This project was a headache from the start for this newb. But I felt like a proud papa when her client fell in love with her upon delivery. Used rough cut Northern Red Oak on everything but the drawer boxes and “beadboard” behind the shelves. Stain is a 2:1 Minwax mix, Ebony and Jacobean. Helmsman satin finish. 1/4 inlay leather blotter (this was a huge pain, being my first time doing this also). All panels on desk and shelves are tongue and groove. Took me 3 months to design and build out. Could make another in half the time hopefully now. I hope you appreciate the work.





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Rick S.

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#1 posted 03-07-2018 09:26 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done. Yes We Appreciate The Work! Thanks For Posting!!

Rick

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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CaptainSkully

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 10:31 PM

That’s one hell of a first post project! Welcome. Hope you get to sell another one that you can build in half the time to recoup what it cost to build the first one.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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WPWorkshop

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 11:07 PM

Thank you both. Almost turned the job down. Glad I didn’t. Learned a boat load. @CaptainSkully I got extremely lucky with earning the job. And yes I hope so too. $6000 for the project with just north of $2100 for materials. Had to give it away just to help put myself out there. But it’s working.

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TangoFox

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#4 posted 03-08-2018 04:20 PM

Ha! I was just trying to explain to my wife last week about time constraints. “Well sure honey, THAT table took me 4 weeks to build, but next time I’ll be able to do it in 2.” As someone with limited shop time, I sometimes have convince her that she won’t always be so much of a woodshop widow…

The work looks good – shouldn’t have a problem finding work with a portfolio that looks like that!

Cheers,
TF

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