Christmas Desk

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Project by conwaydog posted 12-21-2010 at 03:47 PM 1563 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Christmas present I made for my daughter. The wife said she wanted to get her a desk about 3wk before Christmas so I was looking for an excuse to build something anyway plus this one should last. The main desk is built out of solid hard maple, except the lower sides that is 3/4 maple plywood. The drawers are out of cherry, which I was fortunate one of my customers had water damage to their solid cherry flooring and had to be replaced, most is narrow but I was not about to throw it away. I need ideas for the drawer pulls. I was headed to the store but the warden suggested wooden pulls. I like the idea myself and maybe out of cherry but I am worried about them breaking and im not fond of the round knobs. I welcome any ideas. Thanks.

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#1 posted 12-21-2010 at 04:22 PM

Nice job on the desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 12-21-2010 at 04:40 PM

Your desk looks great…very nice job. I think the round knobs look fine, but if you wanted to make rectangle ones, maybe you could take a piece of 3/4 or 1 inch or thicker solid wood and clamp it to your table saw fence over the blade, then raise the dado blade to creat a concave cut, then saw the piece in half to make two handles.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 12-21-2010 at 05:33 PM

This is a great job.

Very nice desk.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 12-21-2010 at 05:45 PM

great job on the desk . super gift

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-21-2010 at 07:19 PM

great looking desk
she can pass that along to her grandchildren
I make pulls usiing router bits. Use a cove bit and roundover bit on 4/4 or 5/4 stock then cut to length. A contrasting color like walnut or mahogany looks real good against maple.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 12-21-2010 at 08:23 PM

A pull that I like:

3/4×3/4 x length long enough for all Pulls.

Dove tail bit in router table to just make the sides slant… run it through on one side, flip around for other side…

Chop them up for the pulls… mounting the narrowest side to drawers…

Looks good,.. feels good.. and easy to make…

Cherry = nice contrast too…

Just an idea that I like….

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 12-21-2010 at 10:10 PM

That’s a great looking desk and will surely last a lifetime or two!!

-- -=Den

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#8 posted 12-22-2010 at 12:42 AM

Nice, clean work. That’s one that will be around for a long time.


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#9 posted 12-31-2010 at 05:50 AM

Great looking desk and very nice work!

-- Rick, Union,KY

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