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Project by Charles Mullins posted 03-31-2008 04:51 PM 9519 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a desk built for the welcome center at my church.

It’s built of red oak and has removable panels on the outside so that if one is damaged by a kid or whatever it can be easily replaced.

It is stained with a light coat of amber shellac and then finished with two coats of sanding sealer and two coats of lacquer.

There is a 2 foot wide lower desk counter and a 16 inch upper counter around the outside. There are four doors on the inside to cover storage space and a kneehole in the center fora secretary.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.





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Mario

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#1 posted 03-31-2008 06:06 PM

WOW very nice. Thank you for posting it. Great job

-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 03-31-2008 06:14 PM

Hi Charles

Another great looking piece. I am sure the church love it. We used to do a lot of reception desks at work. Thanks for posting

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-31-2008 07:14 PM

Hi Charles,

This is a very nice frame and flat panel construction. Good job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Charles Mullins

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#4 posted 03-31-2008 07:47 PM

Thanks fellows. I try to do well.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#5 posted 03-31-2008 09:41 PM

Great job. I like the idea about the removable panels.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-01-2008 12:50 AM

Well done sir. This should be admired by the congregation for a long time.

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#7 posted 07-10-2008 06:09 AM

Very nice welcome center. I hope it serves as a beacon for fun, fellowship and evangelism.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 11-05-2008 05:52 PM

Every one will get a fine welcome to the lord, beautiful job. You like to combine wood and stone and they do go very well together, the colors work really well.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#9 posted 12-22-2008 04:30 AM

Thats a nice desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 04-07-2009 10:27 PM

I love the welcome center. Our church wants one, too!

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#11 posted 04-08-2009 12:52 AM

Great job and the planning for damage I hope is unnecessary, But in use something will happen. At least to be able to hold it in a different position for refinishing is smart.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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