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Project by Matt posted 1238 days ago 1522 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after five months of on and off working, it is finally finished. 52”x28”x51”
Made of white oak. Going to add two more handles to the bottom false drawer fronts. Finished with three coats of cherry stain, four coats of low gloss danish oil and three coats of low gloss poly. All hand rubbed!
Thanks for looking!

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1238 days ago

Nice looking roll top desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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fernandoindia

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#2 posted 1238 days ago

Great piece Matt.

How was the tambour made? I mean is routed, with wires, or cloth glued.

-- Back home. Fernando

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KMT

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#3 posted 1238 days ago

Thats a Beautiful piece of furniture. Well done!

-- - Martin

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BTKS

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#4 posted 1238 days ago

Gorgeous. I love this style of desk!!!!

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

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Splinterman

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#5 posted 1238 days ago

Real sweet desk…nice job.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1237 days ago

What a great looking monster of a desk you have built! Looks great, one to be proud of!

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

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Greedo

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#7 posted 1237 days ago

thats an amazing piece of funriture, did you work with plans or did you make your own?

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1237 days ago

Beautiful! I’ve always wanted to make one.

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

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#9 posted 1237 days ago

Instant heirloom. Wonderful.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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Matt

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#10 posted 1237 days ago

Thanks guys, she took me for ever to finish! It was going to be my girlfriends Christmas present. Couldn’t finish it, then it turned out to be her birthday present!

Greedo- I drew up my own plans. I couldn’t find plans that would fit into the space but also had the characteristics she was looking for.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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Bertha

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#11 posted 1237 days ago

I love it! Did you buy the tambour or make it? I WILL build a similar desk one day.

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

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Matt

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#12 posted 1237 days ago

I made it myself. It was fairly simple. You just have to do lots of planning! Thanks.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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lightweightladylefty

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#13 posted 1237 days ago

Matt,

A very worthy project! Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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groovy_man_6

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#14 posted 1236 days ago

wow, from the first glance, you know that took a lot of time and was a labor of love.. .nicely done.

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