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Slant Front Desks

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Project by MikeDe posted 03-18-2011 01:52 AM 2120 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these three Slant Front Desks for my Grand kids
Something they could remember me by
My wife suggested Rocking horses, but as slow as I work
they out grew the rocking horses before I got started
They are built out of red Oak and finished with clear Poly
I had no plans, I built one a few years ago using some pictures
that I found on the internet. So the second three where not as hard
I had to design and build my own hinges, because I could
not find any that would be long enough or strong enough
to hold the front door,especially when it is opened and used
for writing.
The hinges where built out of 1/2×1/8 brass.
It was a fun and interesting project
Note the crude setup that I had to make in order
to move them around my small shop.during construction





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Dale

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#1 posted 03-18-2011 02:06 AM

Mike those are excellent, very well done.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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therookie

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#2 posted 03-18-2011 02:19 AM

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#3 posted 03-18-2011 06:38 AM

Wow. Is that a single wide board for the front?
Woodwork and some metal work, now that’s a project. Good job.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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Dan Hux

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#4 posted 03-18-2011 10:49 AM

very nice desk, can I have one?

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#5 posted 03-18-2011 02:05 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 03-18-2011 02:30 PM

Those are really nice. I’ll bet they become family heirlooms, passed down for generations.

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

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#7 posted 03-18-2011 05:18 PM

Great work, man they all look perfect!

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

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