Roll top desk

  • Advertise with us
Project by Matt posted 03-03-2011 05:49 AM 1761 views 3 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!

14 comments so far

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 2763 days

#1 posted 03-03-2011 05:59 AM

Nice looking roll top desk.

View fernandoindia's profile


1079 posts in 2034 days

#2 posted 03-03-2011 06:35 AM

Great piece Matt.

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

-- Back home. Fernando

View KMT's profile


595 posts in 1752 days

#3 posted 03-03-2011 07:16 AM

Thats a Beautiful piece of furniture. Well done!

-- - Martin

View BTKS's profile


1984 posts in 2554 days

#4 posted 03-03-2011 08:10 AM

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

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

View Splinterman's profile


23059 posts in 2451 days

#5 posted 03-03-2011 08:31 AM

Real sweet desk…nice job.

View Ken90712's profile


16042 posts in 2279 days

#6 posted 03-03-2011 12:32 PM

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!"

View Greedo's profile


468 posts in 2051 days

#7 posted 03-03-2011 01:22 PM

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

View CharlieM1958's profile


16143 posts in 3308 days

#8 posted 03-03-2011 04:42 PM

Beautiful! I’ve always wanted to make one.

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

View C_PLUS_Woodworker's profile


599 posts in 1997 days

#9 posted 03-03-2011 06:48 PM

Instant heirloom. Wonderful.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

View Matt 's profile


208 posts in 2839 days

#10 posted 03-03-2011 11:17 PM

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!

View Bertha's profile


12982 posts in 1783 days

#11 posted 03-03-2011 11:24 PM

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

View Matt 's profile


208 posts in 2839 days

#12 posted 03-04-2011 12:48 AM

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!

View lightweightladylefty's profile


2978 posts in 2802 days

#13 posted 03-04-2011 06:31 AM


A very worthy project! Thanks for posting.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View groovy_man_6's profile


148 posts in 2090 days

#14 posted 03-05-2011 04:45 AM

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics