Cherry Writing Desk

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Project by dpow posted 03-06-2011 09:04 PM 2155 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve wanted to make a desk like this for a long time. I made this one for my wife for her birthday. I just finished it yesterday….her birthday was in January. She is happy with it even if it was late. The desk is made of cherry except for the drawer boxes and runners. The finish is just ZAR brand satin polyurethane. Overall dimensions; 21”deep x 47” wide x 30.5 high.
Much of the design credit goes to my fellow Lumberjocks. I have tried to take what I liked in other similar projects posted here and incorporated into this desk. So, thanks to all for the ideas and inspiration.

-- Doug

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#1 posted 03-06-2011 09:16 PM

Top notch desk, beautifully done. Is a chair in the works?

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#2 posted 03-06-2011 09:17 PM

Very nice looking. This is going into my favorites. What type of wood is the flooring?

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#3 posted 03-06-2011 09:35 PM

Very nice. i’m planning a desk made of cherry on my next project. I really like the your design. Can I ask, what are the dimensions of your desk?

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#4 posted 03-06-2011 10:05 PM

Very nice. That’s awesome.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#5 posted 03-06-2011 10:37 PM

Excellent writing desk. I hope your wife is happy with it for many years. I’ve been planning to make a desk for my daughter for some time. I added your desk to my favorites and I’ll use it as a model.

-- Glen

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 03:18 AM

Looks really good. I like it.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#7 posted 03-07-2011 12:59 PM

This is a very nice desk, and the cherry just kicks it up a notch.. very well done.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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