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Project by 58pilot posted 01-26-2011 01:50 AM 1912 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small childs desk I made for a young man I know. He found it under the tree Christmas morning ! He was more excited about the Play Do and coloring books than the desk it self. Cant say that I blame him.





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Dandog

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#1 posted 01-26-2011 01:56 AM

looks pro to me ,good design.Very generous.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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saucer

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 02:26 AM

Nice job don’t worry he will use it. I built one like that for my grandson in 2007 and everyone said he wouldn’t use it but when comes that is the first place he goes to draw and color.

-- It has been deemed bad for you hence there for it is illegal.

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Dan Hux

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#3 posted 01-26-2011 04:42 AM

great desk, I saw an article on student stand up desk, its for students that hate to sit still, they can stand and do there work

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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Don Johnson

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 01:06 PM

Super little desk – and on wheels, too!

I like the design detail echoing the wheel shape at the top of the desk support.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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woodman1962

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#5 posted 01-26-2011 04:11 PM

Looks real nice,what kind of wood is it.I do not have much experience in pick out what kind of wood it is.I am also new to the site.Be careful it is real addictive.

-- jjhollyawc@yahoo.com

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 01-26-2011 04:28 PM

Very good looking and sturdy desk for a young man, looks like it could be just the item to get him to set
and have fun and think, possibly about making something for himself. The next thing you know he will
moving into your workshop and then the fun really begins. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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DYNO360

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#7 posted 01-26-2011 07:31 PM

A truly great project! A very thoughful gift too, and I’m sure he will use it a lot. Also, a very interesting design. Where did you get the inspiration for it. To me it looks like a drafting table from the 30s.

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Knothead62

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#8 posted 01-26-2011 10:01 PM

Very nice desk! Reminds me of the good ol’ days with the wood and wrought iron desks.
I remember a guy who tried to take a shortcut and stepped on the seat. His foot went between the seat and back- it took two of us to get his foot out!

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58pilot

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#9 posted 01-28-2011 03:37 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments ! To woodman1962, the desk is made out of red oak with sherman williams custom stain. Got the idea and plans from Wood magaizine from about 10 years ago.

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Ganesh Kumar

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#10 posted 10-26-2013 07:40 AM

Commenting on an old thread. But, this is a nice desk, and I was planning on making one like this for my son.

I had one question though. Don commented about it being on wheels. After looking at it closely, I don’t think it is on wheels. I think those circular things are just ornamental. Am I right?

Regarding plans, I looked through my collection of old Wood magazine and couldn’t find the issue. But, was able to find it online finally. Wood, Woodcraft and Amazon all have it. Amazon seems to be the cheapest pricing for this. $4.45. Interestingly it is sold by Wood magazine. Not sure why they would sell it cheaper on Amazon than their own site.

http://www.amazon.com/Activity-Center-Desk-Downloadable-Woodworking/dp/B00286QYHW

I later found that the plans were published in Nov 1995 issue of the magazine.

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Don Johnson

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#11 posted 10-26-2013 10:28 AM

Ganesh said:
I had one question though. Don commented about it being on wheels. After looking at it closely, I don’t think it is on wheels. I think those circular things are just ornamental. Am I right?

Looking again, I think you are right – Perhaps I was trying to be too clever LOL

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 10-26-2013 03:47 PM

Nice design and good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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