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Project by SirFatty posted 822 days ago 1501 views 2 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!

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com





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nomercadies

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#1 posted 821 days ago

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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SirFatty

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#2 posted 821 days ago

nomercadies,

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

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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just_adam

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#3 posted 820 days ago

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?

-- Oakland, CA

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SirFatty

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#4 posted 819 days ago

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.

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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clieb91

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#5 posted 223 days ago

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

CtL

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