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Project by Brett posted 09-05-2018 10:37 AM 827 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a desk for my office. My first piece of “real” furniture made with traditional joinery (mortise/tenon, dovetails, etc.). This is my first try at something without pocket holes or the like. Made of walnut and maple. Finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal (satin).

I also posted this on the WoodWhisperer’s Guild FB page so sorry if you’re seeing it again. There are a few on LJ that requested to see this project when it was finished.





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EarlS

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#1 posted 09-05-2018 11:02 AM

Nice shaker style desk. I like the look of maple legs with the walnut drawers.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 09-05-2018 11:45 AM

Outstanding job and contrast wood. Someone will have the best looking desk in office.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 09-05-2018 12:37 PM

Sweet, this is a very nice desk. Nice and tight dovetails, nice chamfered edge treatment, and the use of the contrasting woods is very nice.
I like the pegged tenons, nice attention to details.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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tmasondarnell

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#4 posted 09-05-2018 12:41 PM

Very nice….I will need to make sure the wife does not see this, otherwise another item gets added to “The List”

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Brett

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#5 posted 09-05-2018 12:47 PM

Thanks all!

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swirt

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#6 posted 09-05-2018 01:35 PM

Very nice desk. I like the big dovetail.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 09-05-2018 02:09 PM

That is a HUGE leap from pocket hole joinery. Looks like you transitioned very well too.

Nice project, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Phil32

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#8 posted 09-05-2018 10:53 PM

A beautiful desk, Brett. I also like the contrast of black walnut and “white wood,” in this case basswood or poplar: The left piece was done 40 years ago. The right one, colors reversed, in 2015.

-- Phil Allin - Ventura, CA

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BroncoBrian

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#9 posted 09-05-2018 11:17 PM

Well done. Love the walnut and dovetails. I am about to start a similar desk for my kids’ homework station. My daughter requested purpleheart for the top. Maple/Purpleheart should look pretty cool.

-- I think they could take sesame seeds off the market and I wouldn't even care. I can't imagine five years from now saying, "Man, remember sesame seeds? What happened? All the buns are blank."

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KimAccurso

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#10 posted 09-06-2018 12:48 AM

That’s just beautiful, great craftsmanship and agreed, huge leap from pocket holes! Looks perfectly done.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Brett

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#11 posted 09-06-2018 01:50 AM

Very cool Phil!

Brian, let me know when you get your daughters desk finished. Purple heart and maple would be beautiful together!

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone!

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BroncoBrian

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#12 posted 09-07-2018 08:30 PM

Can you tell me the width of the top, or between the two drawers? I am thinking about building a project like this. Curious what distance you decided was sufficient for the user.

-- I think they could take sesame seeds off the market and I wouldn't even care. I can't imagine five years from now saying, "Man, remember sesame seeds? What happened? All the buns are blank."

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Brett

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#13 posted 09-08-2018 01:36 AM



Can you tell me the width of the top, or between the two drawers? I am thinking about building a project like this. Curious what distance you decided was sufficient for the user.

- BroncoBrian

Brian-
If you private message me your email address I will gladly send you my plans I made in sketchup 3D. If you haven’t used sketch up I can send a few different views with measurements in pdf form.

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