On-Duty Desk

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Project by Ryan posted 1195 days ago 1436 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 1195 days ago

I like the design, very attractive and beautifully done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1195 days ago

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 1195 days ago

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

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#4 posted 1195 days ago

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 1195 days ago

Nicely done!

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 1195 days ago

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

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Don Johnson

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#7 posted 1195 days ago

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 1195 days ago

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 1195 days ago

Great piece! Awesome design!

-- christopheralan

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#10 posted 1194 days ago

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 1194 days ago

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 1194 days ago

Great job, great idea also

-- Norman

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