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Desk for my Daughter

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Project by jm64 posted 1259 days ago 968 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this desk for my daughter. It is similar to one we saw in an office supply store. Constructed of poplar plywood and trimmed with maple.

The desk is 30 inches high by 19.5 inches deep by 35.5 inches long. Pocket screws were used to create the cabinet on the left and to join the other pieces to the top.

This is the first project that I used biscuits. I used them to attach the maple trim to the top. I expected it to help with alignment, but I was a little off. I guess my technique needs a little practice.

Originally I planned on drawers in the bottom of the cabinet and adjustable shelves in the upper half, but my daughter wanted all open space, so no drawers for now. In the second pic you can see I cut the adjustable shelves too narrow, so I redid them to get a better look.

The plum paint color was selected by my “client.” We moved it upstairs today and she has been sitting at the desk drawing all day, so I consider it a success.

-- Joe, Cumming, GA





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Raskal

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#1 posted 1259 days ago

very typical young girls color. My two girls would’ve loved it too.

well done!

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yooper

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#2 posted 1258 days ago

Nice job. Good design. Everything I make for my daughter is done in pine or poplar, so that it can be painted pink, purple or a combination of the two.

-- Jeff, CT - better late then never

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#3 posted 1258 days ago

Looks great, nice job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 1257 days ago

Neat project. Can’t go wrong with plum… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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