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Project by Dusty posted 02-17-2007 12:13 AM 1895 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mission style desk is one of my personal favorites. I like sitting at the desk it feels so sturdy and elegant without being pretentious. It’s functional also. I took an existing plan as I do in most cases and modified it to fit my needs and tastes along with preferred construction methods.

The desk is 28 inches wide, 56 inches long and 30 inches tall.

The drawers are dovetail with maple hardwood runners. All the drawer fronts are 7/8 thick with ¾ sides and bottoms so they don’t sag or bend. The top is on a 6/4 solid oak frame, with a drop in leather inlay. The legs are solid oak 3”x3’ sculptured to 2×2 square at bottom of the taper on the legs.

All hardware is hand forged copper. All joints are hand cut mortise and tenon. The top is installed with hand cut wood pegs.

This project took about two weeks. It’s finished with my 12 step mission stain process.

Dusty

-- Dusty





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schroeder

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#1 posted 02-17-2007 12:19 AM

yup…I’m stealing ideas from this one to Dusty!, very nice! a classic design that clearly fits very well with the rest of your decor.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 02-17-2007 03:52 AM

Dusty think we can get a photo of the leather top? Please.

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Dusty

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#3 posted 02-17-2007 04:56 AM

Dennis, I hope this works – this is the first time I have tried this. If it does it will lead to a picture of the top.

http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dusty1/

Dusty

-- Dusty

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oscorner

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#4 posted 02-17-2007 05:01 AM

Dusty, you definitely have the mission style down. I love the flake on the desktop edging.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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David

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#5 posted 02-17-2007 08:22 AM

Dusty, wondeful work. You most certainly are a Mission master! I echo Dennis’ request. Would like to see the leather top. Could not get the link to work . . .

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Dusty

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#6 posted 02-17-2007 02:21 PM

David,

I’m sorry that the link I posted to the image of the leather Desk top didn’t work. It works for me. Martin was kind enough to give me Imageshake’s link so I could get pictures to upload. Its not working I guess. I have to figure this out and get it fixed if I am going to post all the before and after pictures of the story of “This Old Crack House”. It’s the story of the historical rehabilitation of the turn of the century home – that I live in now -and all this mission furniture is displayed that I have posted under my projects.

I am so electronically challenged among many other shortcomings.

I’m trying – can anyone help me?

Please message or point me in right direction. Please be patience as this is all new. Thank you so much in advance.

I will for now just change out one of the three posted pictures of the desk – to show the leather desk top.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 02-17-2007 06:35 PM

Dusty
Great desk, I recently downloaded www.picasa.com , & I like the way it works. I’ve tried a lot of different ones, & think this one works the best for me. They give you 250 Mb of Web album space free. It also has a fairly good image editing program.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dusty

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#8 posted 02-17-2007 07:03 PM

Thanks Dick,

My question to you is…will this allow me to post pictures in the body of my blog – so I can post and upload – here in my blog the before and after pictures of my “This Old Crack House” the story of the resotoration of my home.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 02-17-2007 07:36 PM

Dusty yes.
The system is free from Google. when you install, it scan your PC files for all your images, & starts a library of them. If you want to move an image to Lumberjocks you move an image to your picasa web album. You can embed images from there. I just used it to show my Videos on L J.
I use microsoft Picture story to make my slide videos.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#10 posted 02-18-2007 04:29 AM

Dusty, you can use ImageShack. That’s what I use.

All that you need to do is make sure that you copy the last link amongst the ImageShack options. It’s called the direct link.

Then you paste it in the place you want it in the blog, but you preface and end the link whilst still in the posting mode with a ’!’ at the beginning and end of the link code.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Don

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#11 posted 02-18-2007 04:34 AM

Oh, and by the way, Dusty, you’ve got to stop showing us these great project and adding as almost a throwaway line, “I took two weeks to make this. I mean, let’s get serious. First you show us fantastic work which makes this mortal feel very average, then you tell me it was done faster than it take me to build a small box. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dusty

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#12 posted 02-18-2007 04:55 AM

Don,

Sorry, I’m not trying to rub it in. When I first started posting projects I was asked every time how long it took to build it. I just got in the habit of relaying that info right away. I have a file on each and every project along with notes and several pictures of the project. I keep a detailed journal of every thing from specs to type of wood, stain color, hardware, cost, the time it took to build. and complete the project. One of the most important things I found was a comment section that I added.

I called it lessons learned.

After each project I took time to write what I would change of do different if anything -if I built it again in case I did or anyone asked. I found this to be very helpful. Its hard to remember a couple years from now. Heck most days I can’t remember what I had for breakfast let alone what I did or how I did something a couple months ago.

I also found a lot of plans were wrong or I changed methods of construction.

I am grateful now that I’m done with the major project’s and that I keep as detailed information as I did. It has turned out to be very helpful.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 02-19-2007 02:35 AM

Dusty, very professional and eye catching, if this is an example of your regular work you must be doing very well.Jockmike2

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 02-19-2007 04:26 PM

your info on your notes is helpful as well!
thank you for sharing

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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