Natural oak simple students desk

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Project by Dusty posted 12-02-2007 01:48 AM 2731 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You know how they always say ” a plumbers pipes leak” “the electrician has no lights ” and the “painters house needs paint”?

Well the same goes for the furniture maker. I have built over one hundred and forty pieces of furniture and that is just for my personal home “This Old Crack House”.

I have an old beat up cheep junkie looking desk I got while I was in college for my dorm room.

I can’t remember how much I paid for this desk but if it was anything more than 5 bucks I got ripped off.

Anyways, I decided to build a simple small desk to replace this one in my up stairs office in my home.

This office only is used for my stain glass work and projects. I do all my lay out and art work in addition to sand storing my cartoons and other plans and don’t use this desk or that office that much.

Never the less , I always wanted to build and replace that old desk.

I built this simple oak desk I had found a plan for somewhere.

Nothing special , besides it was simple to build and very inexpensive at the same time. The desk also fit the room well.

I built it, and was getting read to finally move it into my office when a friend of my and stopped by to pick up a special commission he had me do noticed the desk.

Yep, you guessed it .

We loaded the desk and he took it home.

I still have not got around to building a new one for that office.

The old “junk desk” remains. One of only three pieces of furniture in my house I never built.

Some day I am going to….

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 02:24 AM

Sorry Dusty. Take a day off and build another one. You’ve already got the construction down pat. Good first attempt.

They always say that the second one is better than the first.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 02:51 AM

Looked like a nice desk while it lasted…hehe

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 02:58 AM

Very nice Dusty!
The next time cover the new desk with junk to hide it from your customers. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 06:58 AM

Dusty, that is what happens to very talented craftsmen – you see, nobody ever comes to my house and asks for my work :-)). Great looking little desk, just do it again and hide the next one.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 12-02-2007 06:36 PM

I’m favoriting this one, Dusty. My daughter will need a desk like this soon and I like the lines on this one. I also like the idea of the backer to keep stuff from finding a new home between the desk and the wall. Overall, 5 stars!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 12-02-2007 06:47 PM


I am not sure having others come to your house and taking your furniture is such a good idea.

I never get any rest that way.

I still have not replaced that desk.

Some day.

Yea yea…. I know…

-- Dusty

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#7 posted 12-02-2007 06:51 PM


If I recall correctly this plan was in “Wood” magazine

Of course as with any plan you have to completely redesign them to your specs and change most of the methods of construction that they use to ones that fit you and are functional.

I do recall sever changes on this one including the drawer slides. I simply won’t stand for anything but wood.

Oh well their plans give you a starting point.

-- Dusty

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#8 posted 12-02-2007 08:12 PM

Wow, a clean desktop. I’ve never seen one of those. Seriously, nice job. Make one for yourself.

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#9 posted 12-02-2007 09:22 PM



Some times I think half the fun of building something is to have some one else want it.

I was honored and still remain so when someone else likes the work I do.

This is going to be on my list of Some Day I Am Going To...

Inn fact I will go add it now.

Thanks for the push.

-- Dusty

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#10 posted 12-04-2007 06:02 AM

So much for the new desk but as karson says you can always build another one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 05-22-2008 01:49 PM

Thats a nice student desk.

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