Red Oak Computer Desk

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Project by Michael posted 12-01-2011 10:55 PM 1438 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a computer desk I made for parents in the Spring of 11. Their old junk MDF oak printed paper stick on lookalike wood computer desk was getting on my nerves so I made them this (the MDF one burnt quite nice by the way). The majority of this thing is made from reclaimed oak as I have a lot of it lying around that I’ve accumulated from jobs over the years. Some of it is off barns, others from houses, and fence boards (makes great looking stuff because of the water lines). The top is just the cheap Lowes plywood which I wish I could take back and get the better stuff. The trim and inlays are of black walnut. I finished it off with one coat of tung oil then 3 coats of oil based Minwax Polyurethane sanding between coats. Thanks for looking!

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 08:27 PM

I think it looks great. I especially like the way you did the drawers. I’m sure your parents appreicate it and now you won’t have to look at the old ugly one!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 12-03-2011 04:26 AM

It looks great I like the drawers also. You did a great build on this.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 12-03-2011 04:36 AM

Beautiful computer desk.

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 04:38 PM

Nice looking desk. Nice grain patterns.

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