Computer Desk Updated

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Project by bandit571 posted 05-14-2012 03:39 PM 2982 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I kept the old “hutch’ from an older desk. The new one is from old barn wood i recycled. Seems to be a Beech, with some Oak as the bread board ends. Leg stock was full of old cut nails, hard on saw blades. The drawer fronts are more of that beech. Half-blind Dovetails for the fronts, dado for the backs of the drawers. Knobs were out of some Walnut scrap i had on hand. Aprons joined with mortise and tenon joints, i hand chopped the mortises, but tablesawed the tenons. letting the desk get used to being in a House, instead of a pole barn, then I’ll match the hutch’s finish. Desk top was NOT sanded, it was hand planed smooth…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 06:19 PM

Very nice, I love reclaimed wood items. You can’t beat the look and character it carries!

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 02:02 AM

Excellent work, I love the use of reclaimed lumber.

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

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