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Quarter-sawn wormy white oak computer desk

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Project by alexsutula posted 1165 days ago 3407 views 20 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest finished piece. If some of the details look familiar, it’s because I used some of the details from the latest issue of Fine Woodworking. It was just good timing I guess. I got a client who wanted a traditional looking computer desk with three drawers on the top. This was essentially what I originally designed, but I added the bevels on the front apron and the edges of the top after seeing the the article. I delivered it earlier today and they loved it. It was a tight-fit getting it to their office, damn near didn’t make it. Unfortunately, I had to sellout and use metal drawer glides for the middle drawer, it was the best solution that let the drawer glide smoothly without binding and gave plenty of strength to boot.

I typically don’t like working with any oak species, but i love the way this turned out. I used my usual finish, Formby’s brand tung oil varnish mix. It measures 5’x2’6”x30”.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland





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auggy53

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#1 posted 1165 days ago

very nice piece , you did good . what is it about oak that you dont like , i really like the look . about how many hours do you think you have in this project ? no one ever tells how long .

thanks

-- rick

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jumbojack

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#2 posted 1165 days ago

Nice lines and I really like the wormy wood. I too dislike working with oak but you made the best of it. If it gets too thin it kind of crumbles. I don’t think you sold out using metal glides, especially on a drawer that wide. Nice work nice finish, great gams.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 1164 days ago

What did you fill the “worm” holes with ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 1164 days ago

Hi Alex;

Very nice work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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christopheralan

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#5 posted 1164 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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workerinwood

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#6 posted 1164 days ago

Great job, nice design!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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ward63

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#7 posted 1164 days ago

Wow! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Broglea

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#8 posted 1164 days ago

Stunning. I bought that issue of FWW just to make a table like that. Yours my friend is just stunning.

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