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Project by breaknrn posted 07-06-2011 05:52 AM 1219 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a desk and the ones I saw on display at Target had broken hinges and the MDF was chipping off. So I did the math in my head and said to myself, “Self, I could probably buy the wood to make the desk and still have money left over.” I think I made the right choice. It was an excuse to make a taper jig (Oh, how I do love making jigs so). In the end, I had a sturdy desk, enough wood to make several other projects, and also learned how to fill pores on Mahogany. Another successful project in the can!

-- breaknrn





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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 06:06 AM

Hey, nice work on that great looking desk. Can you share with us the details on how the slide-out keyboard works? Is that a piano hinge and magnets?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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breaknrn

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 06:53 AM

Thanks for the compliment. The tray comes out on 22” full extension ball bearing slides. It then flips out on a piano hinge. It stays closed via recessed rare earth magnets. Were you thinking of making one?

-- breaknrn

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 08:46 AM

I am now. Probably cherry. Still going back and forth on the idea.
I have to finish my two projects that I have already started first – cherry wainscoting for my office, and a QSWO dining table and eight chairs.
Thanks for the inspiration. I like the piano hinge and magnet trick!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 07-06-2011 05:28 PM

Looks very nice! Two words of advice… Cord Management. ;)

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#5 posted 07-08-2011 08:41 AM

jerkylips…advice well taken!

-- breaknrn

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 08:42 AM

pintodeluxe – sounds like a big project. Be sure to share your pictures.

-- breaknrn

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