Corner Desk

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Project by Chris Davis posted 08-23-2011 01:47 PM 3564 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a desk that was built to match a bed that I built for a customer in June (see example). Actually I built the bed for the contractor. The customer came back and ordered a matching desk.

Because of the space constraints I had to adjust my normal depth. When dealing with angles small changes can effect a lot of different areas. For this reason I put all the measurements in a spreadsheet and entered formulas in for all the variables. This way when I changed the depth, I see how if effects the spacing in the center. I played with the numbers until I came up with good ratio.

I don’t normally build my raised panel sides. They are usually outsourced. This project I built them because I didn’t know the depth of the overall desk until too close to the due date. This desk was completed in August 2011

Building Pictures
Drawer section
Desk top being built
Raised panel desk side
Desk ready to finishs

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 02:07 PM

very nice. all pocket-hole joinery? very nice

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 08-23-2011 02:09 PM

I use pocket holes on everything. I think I have a pocket hole problem. lol

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 02:48 PM

Very nicely done, it would look at home in an executives office.

Lets hope they don”t find a cure for the Pocket hole afflected (I’m one too)!

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 03:19 PM

Beautiful desk.

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 03:40 PM

You did a very nice job on this desk.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 04:19 PM

Looks pro built.If you are a pro still a beautiful desk.Construction A,Finish A,I have the Kreg jig and love it!Pocket holes are awesome for pulling together tops and creating a strong joint.Nice piece of pro quality furniture!!!!

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 04:53 PM

Chipy, I had a Kreg jig but my pocket hole “habit” became too big. I had a castle pocket hole machine now.

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#8 posted 08-24-2011 02:54 AM

Nice work, Chris.


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#9 posted 08-24-2011 01:14 PM

Very nice desk. I like the finish as well.

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 04:55 PM

bathtubs broke? ok ill get my kreg jig…it works for everything

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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