My granddaughter's desk

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Project by Oldtool posted 06-04-2012 05:08 PM 2022 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was completed 3 or 4 years ago, for my oldest granddaughter. All cherry, no secondary woods as is traditional to 17th & 18th century construction. This desk is a modified version of Glenn Huey’s Slant-lid Desk on Frame, from his book “Building Fine Furniture”. The hardware cost almost as much as the wood for this project. Finish is just General Finish’s Arm-R-Seal.
Thanks for looking,

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 05:33 PM

Wow, very impressive. Great joinery, and the Cherry looks good with that finish.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 06:07 PM

Very nice.

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 10:42 PM

The is a great looking desk. Excellent craftsmanship to boot!

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 12:56 AM

beautiful looking desk

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 12:53 PM

Nicely done. This is what woodworking is about, IMHO.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 01:14 PM

Great job!! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 02:21 PM

Very nice work! I am sure she loves it.


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#8 posted 06-07-2012 12:43 AM

wow very nice desk

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#9 posted 06-08-2012 12:21 PM

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jiri

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#10 posted 06-11-2012 02:36 AM

wow, really nice work Tom, that period correct hardware is a killer though… for the prices they get, should come and build it for me.. Somebody on LJ’s should start hammering out hardware, they would make a killing selling just to us folks and not have to sell it for an arm and a leg and three fingers… great job.. keep em coming you do nice work.. Papa


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#11 posted 03-22-2013 06:47 AM

Great job, and very impressive. Love the craftsmanship.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 04-16-2014 01:38 AM


-- Carl, Iowa

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#13 posted 08-17-2014 07:15 PM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The craftsmanship really shows thru on this one. Excellant job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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