Built-in Mahogony Desk

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Project by 747DRVR posted 922 days ago 1431 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been building a mahogany library in my family room for about 7 months.All that is left is to make and install some crown molding but I thought I would post pictures of the desk.I would have preferred more drawers but my wife wanted 4 file cabinets.The actual color is not really coming through in the pictures but it is a real nice reddish brown.The finish is tinted shellac with a pre-cat lacquer topcoat.

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#1 posted 922 days ago

It all looks fabulous, The whole library looks amazing fantastic work.

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#2 posted 922 days ago

Those are wonderful – I really like them

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#3 posted 922 days ago

Beautiful space, good finishes

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 922 days ago

Wow, this looks fantastic, I love the mahogany. Almost a shame to cover up all that beautiful matching mahogany with books. It looks fantastic, very fine craftsmanship.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#5 posted 922 days ago

Amazing! The type of work that makes me want to learn more!

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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#6 posted 922 days ago

That wood is beautiful! This is going to be a fun desk to use – surrounded by all that mahogany and books.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 922 days ago

Im getting ready to build a buffet in my dining room but this is what Ive been planning on doing after that. This turned out great. Did you get the plans or rough measurements from anywhere? Any pointers you picked up doing this? Looks fantastic

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#8 posted 922 days ago

That is really a beautiful library. It looks like a wonderfully quiet place to study and learn. When your wife is missing, check the library first!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 921 days ago

THAT is fabulous! All that beautiful mahogany!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#10 posted 921 days ago

Amazing work. The fluted columns came out very nice.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#11 posted 921 days ago

Fantastic work…. I would hate to clutter it with books….LOL

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#12 posted 921 days ago

That is funny about the books.One of the main reasons I built it is because I have way too many books.Now my wife won’t let me put the books in the library.ak6143,probably one of the most difficult parts of the project was getting the dimensions correct.I did alot of searching on the internet and posted some questions on this board.If I had to do it again I would have dropped the bottom cabinets about 2 inches but I am happy with the look.When I get the crown up I will post pics of the rest of the library.I was able to talk my wife into a new planer/molder for the crown.Next project is a matching bar.

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#13 posted 921 days ago

That beautiful mahogany! Fantastic work on this, one to be proud of!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 921 days ago

Very nice, thanks for sharing.
Waiting to see the project done with the molding.

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#15 posted 921 days ago

Very Nice.

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