Cherry Desk

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Project by cfajason posted 02-10-2012 03:37 AM 1781 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a cherry desk that I made for myself. I wanted a desk that would meet my needs. It turned out great. It has two writing surface pullouts. Three drawers on one side and two on the other with the big one being a file cabinet drawer.

Finished with linseed oil, clear shellac, and then amber Boston Paste wax (same wax Thomas Moser uses).


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#1 posted 02-10-2012 04:03 AM

Wow, nice desk. I really like the thick top. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 04:13 AM

Pretty nice ! I really like cherry.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 04:58 AM

Beautiful cherry desk has everything a quality piece should have great work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 05:04 AM

Like! The tray in the drawer is a nice touch.

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Tyrone D

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 09:51 AM

That’s a very nice desk!
The drawer inserts seem to be very handy and a lot better than the plastic ones.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 11:59 AM

Need to do one of those myself someday. Nice job!

-- Kevin - Rochester, MN

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#7 posted 02-10-2012 12:06 PM

Really nice work, it came out beautiful

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 12:18 PM

Very nice job on this. Lots of interesting details. Thanks for the post.

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#9 posted 02-10-2012 01:43 PM

Great job! I have a cherry desk that I also made for myself (haven’t posted it here yet) I might add in the writting tables after looking at yours.

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

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James Lango

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#10 posted 02-10-2012 02:53 PM

Very nice, and custom built to suit your needs!


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#11 posted 02-10-2012 04:42 PM

That’s a fine desk and a beautiful addition to your home. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#12 posted 02-10-2012 05:33 PM

Beautifully done. It looks like an old design from the 40’s, but with it’s own unique twists.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 02-11-2012 12:52 AM

Isn’t it great when you can make exactly what you need and want! :-)
Nice desk.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#14 posted 02-11-2012 04:23 AM

Wow! That is a nice piece!


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