Maple Desk - First Project

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Project by CaliforniaMontrealer posted 02-08-2011 09:06 AM 2373 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After many nights and weekends, it’s finally complete.
All Maple 1.5” top and the rest 4/4 maple milled to 3/4
Made it for a friend of mine at work. It was a lot of fun and now I can move on to the next project
Thanks to Darrin and Ann for helping out and Thanks to my Dad and father in-law for helping also. It was great spending quality time together doing something worthwhile.


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#1 posted 02-08-2011 03:35 PM

very nice desk. glad you enjoyed it. looks like it is well built and heavy.


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#2 posted 02-08-2011 04:21 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 04:27 PM

That’s a real nice desk and you did a wonderful job. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- 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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#4 posted 02-08-2011 04:45 PM

Really very nice desk. Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-08-2011 04:51 PM

Nice looking desk.

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#6 posted 02-08-2011 05:12 PM

Very impressive!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 02-08-2011 05:20 PM

Great looking desk….welcome to LJs!

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#8 posted 02-08-2011 05:41 PM

Congrats! Great job on this, I’m sure he will love it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 02-08-2011 06:42 PM

Very nice! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#10 posted 02-08-2011 10:16 PM

Quality time with the family and a wonderful finished project. What else could one ask for.

Welcome friend.

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#11 posted 02-08-2011 11:01 PM

Wonderful job. Very impressive. Where did you get the plans for this or did you design it yoruself? Thanks for sharing!

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#12 posted 02-09-2011 12:08 AM

Good job, nice simple clean design, well executed.

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#13 posted 02-09-2011 07:06 AM

Wonderful job on the desk. And if this is your first project,I can’t wait to see what you do with some more learning time.

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#14 posted 02-09-2011 09:59 AM

Hey Phil,
Now that is one real sweet desk…slick job.

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#15 posted 02-09-2011 05:47 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. This forum is filled with nice talented people who love creating things and working wood. I got the plans from a popular mechanics website for free and made some modifications to it. I just purchased the wood to make a kitchen island butcher block with 3” thick maple endgrain top. It may take a while due to extensive work related travel, but that’s what’s nice about woodworking; just go at your own pace. Plus my dad will be in town again and we both enjoyed the last project so much that I thought we’d at least get started on this one.
Again, thanks for the kind words.
Take care,

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