Writing Desk and Hutch

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 1245 days ago 1639 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This writing desk and top hutch is for a friend’s daughter. It is made with red oak stained early American with 2 coats of sanding sealer and 2 coats of lacquer, sprayed. The legs are made with 3 laminated boards each, cut out using a pattern made of MDF. The curved top was done with three straight pieces of 3/4 plywood, joined at the corners with the curved pieces. To make the curve, I made a curved piece of MDF for a pattern, screwed it to pine wood pieces, used the router and flush cutting bit to cut 15 pieces for each side and glued them together to make a 11” thick curve. I then used pocket screw joinery to attach to the straight pieces, and covered with oak veneer on both sides. Drawers are pine and walnut with the corners box jointed together. The corners of the desk apron have mortised holes for the screws into the legs, then flush walnut pegs glued and driven into the square holes.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#1 posted 1245 days ago

That is a classy, eye catching piece. It looks versatile and useful. Great work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 1245 days ago

Very nice design! I like all the details and how it flows. Great piece of work!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 1245 days ago

Wow nice looking hutch and desk. You did a awesome job. Great craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 1245 days ago

Excellent pieces and very well made

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 1245 days ago

That’s a beauty Randy.
Your craftsmanship is top notch !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#6 posted 1245 days ago

Nice work !!!! really like the rounded off hutch .

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#7 posted 1244 days ago

Really like the design of the curved hutch & the Oak looks great

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 1244 days ago

unique design combination ,well done,

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1242 days ago

Wow! What a great desk. And well crafted. Hat’s off!

You must be a strong man do bend red oak as you did!!! (LOL)

This is not my style of furniture, but this is my style of craftsmanship. Congrats! This must be a real challenge to build. Again, congrats!



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#10 posted 1215 days ago

Randy, all of your pieces seem to speak to me. They have an organic quality and I’m having trouble not using the word “personality” too often here. They are really quite nice.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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