Shaker School Desks

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Project by pfconrey posted 01-30-2008 01:09 AM 1463 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife home schools our children, and my boys were sharing (and quickly out-growing) a child-size picnic table on which they did their school work. Cherry with Maple legs and drawer pulls.

-- Being nice gets you stuff!

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 01-30-2008 01:14 AM

Good lookin desk, lucky kids I’d say

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 01-30-2008 01:48 AM

Looks like heirlooms to me…..very nice!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#3 posted 01-30-2008 02:23 AM

These are nice desks. I like shaker style furniture. But it does look like they are just begging for some matching chairs, if you need an excuse to generate some sawdust.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-30-2008 03:21 AM

I never saw any desks like these in school!

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

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#5 posted 01-30-2008 03:42 AM

Nice. They better not doodle on their desks.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#6 posted 01-30-2008 06:24 AM

Wow! Nice contribution to their learning. Great work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 01-30-2008 06:26 AM

No carving of initials either.

Great looking tables.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 01-30-2008 11:08 AM

The young’uns win twice—nice furniture and no government schools.

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#9 posted 01-30-2008 03:05 PM

No gum on the bottom either.
Very nice design and execution. I love that style.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 01-30-2008 09:41 PM

These are beautiful. I’d like to make something like this someday.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 02-01-2008 05:53 AM

nice tables. well done.

welcome to lumberjocks

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#12 posted 02-01-2008 08:44 AM

Gorgeous. The Cherry and Maple combo really appeals to me…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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