Desk & Bookcase

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Project by trifern posted 02-04-2008 10:40 PM 1666 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project since high school shop class 25 years ago. The desk is constructed from maple plywood and solid maple. I have since added a keyboard drawer. It is nice to start woodworking again.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 10:46 PM

That has stood the test of time well Trifern. Welcome to Lumberjocks. Much to learn here and a great fellowship of people with similar interests.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 11:05 PM

nice job!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 11:55 PM

Thats kitchen quality work there!
Great job and welcome aboard.

-- Still learning everything

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#4 posted 02-05-2008 12:22 AM

Nice work. It reminds me that My wife and I are going to build a book case for the living room. Wonder what tool we can get out of that? just kidding.

-- Shawn, Washington, No really, its a work in progress.

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#5 posted 02-05-2008 12:52 AM

That is very nice! Stood up to the test of time well.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 02-05-2008 12:55 AM

This is a nice piece. I am glad to see that you are back in the shop making sawdust. Woodworking should come with a Surgeon General’s warning that it can be addictive.

Hopefully it will not be another 25 years before you post another piece.

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

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#7 posted 02-05-2008 01:14 AM

looks good

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 02-05-2008 01:39 AM

Real nice, that must have been some shop class.

-- I can build us one.

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#9 posted 02-05-2008 04:27 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jock’s.
That is a very nice set of pieces to start out with. Look like your daughter puts them to good to use.


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

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#10 posted 02-05-2008 11:05 AM

Great desk. Now on to the next…

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#11 posted 02-05-2008 04:40 PM

Really good-looking project!

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

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#12 posted 08-20-2009 05:18 PM

I did it!!!!! I can’t believe I sat here this long but it became an obsession with me that I was going to look at every piece you have posted, Unbelievable work that you do my friend, Now if I can just get up and walk my butt and legs fell asleep. L.O.L.

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#13 posted 08-21-2009 04:36 AM

Wow Joe I thought you only did turnings

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 08-25-2016 10:47 PM

Where it al began, took the time to look at all your masterpieces this afternoon at daughtere place, she has wifi, I don’t. Learned allot, watching your video and blogs. I built my won lathe and have been experimenting with color as the only wood I have available is birch. Thanks so much.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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