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Project by Billinmich posted 03-17-2012 12:05 AM 2971 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 03-17-2012 12:09 AM

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

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 12:18 AM

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 03-17-2012 12:23 AM

I love all those small drawers. Very nice desk.

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#4 posted 03-17-2012 01:59 AM

Wow! That is excellent work. Nicely done!

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#5 posted 03-17-2012 02:04 AM

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 03-17-2012 02:10 AM

Now there’s a mighty project. Well done.

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 02:50 AM

A family heirloom is born !
Great job Bill !

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 03:21 AM

Nice !

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#9 posted 03-17-2012 03:23 AM

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

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#10 posted 03-17-2012 11:10 AM

well done!

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#11 posted 03-17-2012 11:15 AM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 03-17-2012 01:58 PM


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#13 posted 03-17-2012 02:19 PM

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 03-17-2012 02:30 PM

fantastic job Bill a wonderful roll top desk.

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#15 posted 03-17-2012 02:45 PM

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


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