On-Duty Desk

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Project by Ryan posted 05-20-2011 01:52 AM 1989 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I named this desk as On-Duty Desk.
In the middle of the week, my dining table is half-full with mails and pliers most of time. I really didn’t like all the envelopes, usually stating pay this amout, on the table, so decided to make mail handling small desk near the garage door.

The particular thing on this desk is it’s completely Fe or Al free and also no ply too. Used hard wood only: cherry, maple for drawer, resawed walnut for drawer bottom, resawed cherry for back panel. It took a lot longer than expected but I am happy for making one furniture without using any hardware and plywood.
Second shelf is to store the bin to hold all paper trashes. Four squares on the side panels are black mosaic tiles left over from bathroom remodeling.
I’m going to make small hutch too.

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#1 posted 05-20-2011 02:31 AM

I like the design, very attractive and beautifully done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 04:12 AM

Looks great and awesome job using just resawed and recycled materials. Hope it helps to get some of that clutter under control.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 06:23 AM

Congratulations on your one year anniversary here on Lumberjocks,
and thanks for sharing your great woodworking projects .

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#4 posted 05-20-2011 06:56 AM

Wow!!! I didn’t know I’ve been here this long already.
I’ve enjoyed LJs too while watching others great works.
Thank you for the comment, moment, Woodworm and clieb91.

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#5 posted 05-20-2011 07:19 AM

Nicely done!

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 05-20-2011 08:26 AM

Yeah, this piece looks very well made! You are too cool for school. Unless it’s wood school.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#7 posted 05-20-2011 11:35 AM

Beautiful job!

And I love the design details – groove above the drawer, squares on the sides.

Your reference to iron and aluminium took me back to school and Valency tables, with the remembered mnemonic ‘AlFeNic’ for common elements which had a valency of 3. However, checking on the web, my memory must be faulty – no surprise there!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#8 posted 05-20-2011 12:38 PM

Nicely proportioned piece. I like everything about it.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 05-20-2011 02:58 PM

Great piece! Awesome design!

-- christopheralan

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#10 posted 05-20-2011 06:28 PM

Perfect fit for that space
Great design and construction

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#11 posted 05-20-2011 09:39 PM

I love the proportions. Very nice detailing as well. Adding the tiles was a great idea.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#12 posted 05-21-2011 04:35 AM

Great job, great idea also

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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