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desk 4 the wife

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Project by trimworxinc posted 810 days ago 1581 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to building my wife her desk. It has four file cabinets since she runs two businesses for me. It is built out of maple and the top is walnut. We primed and then painted heirloom white on the base. After that my wife used a glaze to make all the detail stand out and give it that older look. We then used satin polyurethane to to finish it. The walnut top is stained with a walnut stain and finished with waterlox. It has the waterproof semi gloss base with a satin finish. The hardware on the desk is actual antique hardware from a salvage place in San Diego. I plan on building another one with a few changes but overall im pretty happy with it. My wife likes it alot and says its just what she had in mind so I guess a happy wife is a happy life. Haha.

-- Joseph Stephens http://www.trimworxinc.com





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stan3443

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#1 posted 810 days ago

when mamma’s happy life is good. great looking desk

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 810 days ago

Nice looking desk, I know your wife is happy.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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bill4123

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#3 posted 809 days ago

I like the fact that you made the foot area great looking on both sides. I’ve seen so many desks where this area is neglected. Great attention to detail.

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Martyroc

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#4 posted 808 days ago

Great looking desk, I am usually not a fan of painting wood, but I have to admit, this was the way to go, excellent job.

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

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Myjhong

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#5 posted 567 days ago

What do you call that technique you performed on the base? Very creative!

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