desk an chair

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Project by Joey posted 12-15-2007 06:33 PM 1422 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 6 year old daughter wanted and mini sized desk and chair for her room. It’s the first chair I’ve ever attempted and thought I would pull my hair out building it, but I learned alot, and my daughter stays there and draws and reads all the time. So it was worth it. It is made out of red oak, white washed and gloss poly finish. The desk has tapered legs and an inset drawer and tapered legs. The chair is pretty basic with staight front legs, curved back legs and a curved back rest.
The only metal fastners used were to attach the back legs to the seat. The seat is notched on the corners to sit back into the back legs.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#1 posted 12-15-2007 07:13 PM

Very nice desk and chair. The white-washed red oak looks great.

I’ve never built a chair before, looks a bit difficult to get the angles just right.
Is it custom made for her dimensions, or a bit large to accommodate her growing?

-- Still learning everything

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#2 posted 12-15-2007 09:53 PM

just a little bigger, her feet barely touch the floor. i figure she is good till about 8 or 9. The main thing is using templates and laying out all the mortises and tenons while the stock is still square.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#3 posted 12-16-2007 01:57 AM

jcash, Welcome to LumberJocks. Very nice work on the desk and chair, may have to be something I keep in mind in the coming years for my own daughter.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 12-16-2007 05:26 AM

JCash – Great job! I built a similar project for my daughter a few years ago and I too had a tough time with my first (and still only) set of chairs.

Definately looks like a project with good proportions. She’ll get a lot of good use out of that for years.

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#5 posted 12-16-2007 06:51 AM

Nice job on the table and chairs. I’ve never tried a chair, but one of these days…...

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

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#6 posted 12-16-2007 06:55 AM

I’ve made a couple of stools. And chairs are just stools with a back aren’t they. Right!!

Great job, and a happy and pleased customer. What more can you ask for.

-- 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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#7 posted 05-30-2008 07:49 PM

Very nice desk and chair.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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