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Writing desk

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people





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FlairWoodworks

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#1 posted 1033 days ago

The wood sure looks pretty! I like how you continued the grain across the drawer fronts. Did you flute the legs or were they already that way? I feel that the light pieces around the drawers distract from the desk but a litte edging would cover that. I’m not a fan of the rounded corners as they remind me of folding utility tables.

-- Chris Wong -- http://flairwoodworks.wordpress.com --

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dub560

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#2 posted 1033 days ago

chris they were already fluted and the table was already rounded. i should have used a darker piece of mahogany on the front but these folks were real cheap so i don’t think they mind it.

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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woodzy

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#3 posted 1033 days ago

Wow. I like everything about this project. You’ve done fantastic work bringing these materials back to life. The desk is awesome. Thanks for posting this project.

-- Anthony

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sras

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#4 posted 1033 days ago

Nice transformation! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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canadianchips

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#5 posted 1033 days ago

Nice re purposing of wood.I like what you came up with.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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jeffl

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#6 posted 1033 days ago

I wouldn’t have looked twice if the light color frame. It adds to the look.

-- Jeff,

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sawblade1

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#7 posted 1033 days ago

Great Re purpose of what is to be a cherished item for years to come :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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dub560

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#8 posted 1033 days ago

thanks fellas—it took one week and a half to complete this

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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rance

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#9 posted 1033 days ago

When you have mis-matching wood like this, you can also stain those lighter pieces differently than you do the rest of the project to make them more closely match. Either way is fine with me. You did well with the rebuild.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Don W

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#10 posted 1033 days ago

I like the lighter – darker mix too. It does draw focus to it.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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falegniam

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#11 posted 1033 days ago

the original maker would be proud that you brought it back to life. really nice job.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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BobTheFish

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#12 posted 1033 days ago

really amazing. Truly a find, and the only comment I can give is that if I were in your shoes, I probably would have offered them a free coffee table if I could have kept the original table. That’s such a beauty, I don’t know if I could part with it. :)

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jackthelab

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#13 posted 1032 days ago

Absolutely beautiful wood – nice job!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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