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Project by James Frederick posted 1398 days ago 2462 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Brandon needed a desk that would fit someone his size 6ft 6inches. This is not an easy task, as everything is built for frames around 6 ft. He had an idea of what he wanted, and asked if we could build one. He had little woodworking experience, but was anxious to learn.

He had a hand in building every part of the desk, the only problem was he did not live in San Antonio and had to commute to work on the desk. He learned how to build Drawers, casework, routing, and table saw techniques, sanding lots of sanding, and trimming out a project. He also learned how to finish the project, and best of all he learned the pride one has in building something from idea to final product. Another good lesson was that you cannot rush a project, you need to take the time to do it right, and to think out what you want the end product to look like.

It was a job well done; it was exactly what he envisioned before we started. I am proud of Brandon, he did great work. By the way he is my Daughters boyfriend.

Son in law now, a welcome addition to the family.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.





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dub560

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#1 posted 1398 days ago

Very nice lookin desk…stained nicely too

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1398 days ago

It looks a lot like those old desks from the 40’s and 50’s that you still see in service today. Looks like it will last a lifetime at least.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Chip

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#3 posted 1397 days ago

Great piece of woodworking James. If that’s you in the second pic with Brandon, maybe a set of desks to these proportions would have been in order… or call the Spurs up and get a production run going! Nice job and thanks for posting.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 1397 days ago

now he just need to build a wooden officechair to match it
Brandon great work you have done

take care
Dennis

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Skee

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#5 posted 1397 days ago

Love the edge detail on the top – really adds character to the piece.

-- -- Skee from MN

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Brandon

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#6 posted 1397 days ago

Nice looking desk. When can I come and claim it? ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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dmoney

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#7 posted 1397 days ago

very good looking desk.

-- Derek, Iowa

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1397 days ago

good show James super looking desk plus time spent building it together makes it extra special.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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James Frederick

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#9 posted 1119 days ago

I stand corrected Brandon is my daughters Fiancée. Sept 17th 2011.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 1119 days ago

congrat´s :-)
thank´s for the update

Dennis

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bvdon

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#11 posted 1119 days ago

Big project for a big guy. Nice results!

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tinman_362

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#12 posted 1092 days ago

Great job. Looks good. Congrats on the future new son-in-law.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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