Bill Paying Desk

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Project by SirFatty posted 05-23-2012 01:58 AM 2294 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife pays the bills and years ago that meant doing it at the kitchen table. It made a painful process even more so. So I designed and built this desk for her. It’s a take-off of the roll top desks that have shelve and pigeon holes to store stuff. There’s also a light in the middle, lower cubby. Also, the drawer fronts were cut from the desk front so the grain would be continuous.

Pine and birch plywood. Had it about 15 years and then we sold it at a garage sale.

Sorry about the poor quality, these are scans of some negatives I found in the bottom of my filing cabinet!

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 01:45 PM

I like the way the legs taper out to the side. I never thought of scanning negatives before I threw them away. Interesting.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#2 posted 05-23-2012 01:50 PM


Thanks! My HP scanner has an adapter specifically for negatives… it works well, but it takes a lot of time.

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#3 posted 05-25-2012 01:32 AM

hey that is a very nicely proportioned work. I too like the outward taper of the legs. but the inner light is a nice touch too. i can imagine that desk situated in a room with low light, and the nice glowing cubby making everything “OK”. this is something every house should have and you really got the knack.

more intriguing is the story behind selling it in a garage sale….was it replaced by something else?

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#4 posted 05-25-2012 02:45 PM

Thanks just_adam! One thing I forgot to mention is that there is a pencil holder in the back of the cubby, a piece of pine runs the length of the back of the hutch with a v-groove in it.

My wife purchased a desk for her office when we moved into our current house, and this desk went into my son’s room. But it really was too large for that space. So, we sold it. I think that was the first and only piece that I have sold.

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#5 posted 01-11-2014 03:09 PM

Nice looking piece. Gives me some ideas for a piece I am working on right now to use a shipping and packing desk.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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