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Project by Billinmich posted 864 days ago 2115 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started with Norms plans,had to change a little so computer monitor would fit.i used 1/4 sawn white oak with a red mahogany stain and finished with a wipe on poly.a few mistakes but turned out pretty good .So I’m happy. Everything is solid oak except drawers which i made from plywood.

-- Bill in Mich

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#1 posted 864 days ago

This piece is fantastic looking lots of work I am sure.

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#2 posted 864 days ago

Outstanding! Looks great and I know it took a lot of work—all of which you can be very proud to have accomplished.

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#3 posted 864 days ago

I love all those small drawers. Very nice desk.

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#4 posted 864 days ago

Wow! That is excellent work. Nicely done!

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#5 posted 864 days ago

Looks great! I can appreciate how much work is in that desk, I built one when I was 15. Looks like your’s was well worth the time you invested in it. Heavy I bet. Does it come apart easily to move it?

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#6 posted 864 days ago

Now there’s a mighty project. Well done.

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#7 posted 864 days ago

A family heirloom is born !
Great job Bill !

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#8 posted 864 days ago

Nice !

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#9 posted 864 days ago

That looks great Bill, how did you do the roll top tambour door? Canvas backed method, or the tambour door router bits?

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

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#10 posted 864 days ago

well done!

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#11 posted 864 days ago

Bill, this is a fine build and a beautiful desk. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 864 days ago


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#13 posted 864 days ago

Thanks for looking,Rockyblue it does come apart quite easily but it moves pretty easy on my wood floors. Marty,the tambour is canvas backed

-- Bill in Mich

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#14 posted 864 days ago

fantastic job Bill a wonderful roll top desk.

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#15 posted 864 days ago

Wow, Bill! What a great project. And modernized for your use! You are an inspiration.


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