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Grandson's Desk

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Project by steliart posted 09-12-2018 02:42 PM 815 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my grandson is going for the first time in school and of-course grandpa is set to the task to build his first office desk.
As always first I did my design and build it using 3 types of wood. Pine for the legs, spruce on the top back and shelve support, and melamine for the shelve top and the two drawers.
Varnished with matte poly.
Dimensions are: 100Wx60Dx72H cm (at desk top) or 88H cm at shelve top

Hope you like it and all comments are always welcome
thank you for watching
Stelios AKA Steliart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!





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pottz

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#1 posted 09-12-2018 02:46 PM

nice job grandpa thats a well made desk that should take him through many years of school,maybe even handed down to his children some day.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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steliart

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#2 posted 09-12-2018 02:58 PM



nice job grandpa thats a well made desk that should take him through many years of school,maybe even handed down to his children some day.

- pottz


Thank you my friend. It’s quite sturdy but grandpa will always be happy or looking for an excuse to build him another when he grows up :) hahahaha

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#3 posted 09-12-2018 03:17 PM

Nice work Steli. I like the look. I like the melamine giving it a more modern look.

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

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steliart

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#4 posted 09-12-2018 03:30 PM



Nice work Steli. I like the look. I like the melamine giving it a more modern look.

- swirt


Thanks buddy, don’t know but i always like to mix different types of wood in my projects, I guess that’s my style :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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Bricofleur

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#5 posted 09-12-2018 04:00 PM

Great build Steliart. It looks like you did your homework buddy !! :)

Best,
Serge

https://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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steliart

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#6 posted 09-12-2018 04:13 PM



Great build Steliart. It looks like you did your homework buddy !! :)

Best,
Serge

https://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

- Bricofleur

Hey Serge,
Thanks buddy, I try to do my homework to the best I can :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#7 posted 09-12-2018 05:01 PM

I see hints of a Herman Miller Nelson desk.
Great design -

I am sure it will be used with pride.

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#8 posted 09-12-2018 05:48 PM

Outstanding and elegant design! You will, sure, take a large part of his present and future education…at least when doing homework is about.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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steliart

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


I see hints of a Herman Miller Nelson desk.
Great design -

I am sure it will be used with pride.

- metolius

Thank you my friend. I had no idea who that designer was and I had to look him up… thanx :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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steliart

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#10 posted 09-12-2018 07:11 PM



Outstanding and elegant design! You will, sure, take a large part of his present and future education…at least when doing homework is about.

- majuvla


Hey Ivan and thank you my friend, I wish him good luck on his educational journey ;) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#11 posted 09-13-2018 12:21 AM

Stelios, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#12 posted 09-13-2018 12:53 AM

Good looking desk, Stelios!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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therealSteveN

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#13 posted 09-13-2018 04:05 AM

Nice build Stelios, looks like it has all the correct joinery, and with stout lumber, even if your Grandson is a brawler, that desk will survive.

Thanks for posting, and congratulations on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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steliart

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#14 posted 09-13-2018 11:49 AM



Stelios, nice job and congratulations on your Daily Top 3 award.

- Grumpy


Thank you my friend

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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steliart

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#15 posted 09-13-2018 11:50 AM



Good looking desk, Stelios!

- Dave Polaschek


Thank you Dave :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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