A desk for my wife

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Project by Oldelm posted 06-29-2012 02:46 PM 1924 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project posted to LJ’s My wife works from home several days a week and we used the basement as a home office. It is somewhat confining, no windows to speak of etc. The desk had to fit in a defined space and fit her needs as far as computers, phones,etc. It is red oak, M & T, dovetails, carvings, all hand work. The finish is oil based stain, Minwax Poly. I completed it last year. It takes me great deal of time to complete projects because of health issues but she is patient and loves the results. I have some other projects to post as I can. I like this site a lot and I am planning to take an active part.

-- Jim, Missouri

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#1 posted 06-29-2012 03:14 PM

That’s really wonderful. Looks rock solid as well.

Welcome aboard. o/

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 05:14 PM

Very impressive. I really like the keyboard space and the pullouts. I think she will be very productive working here. This should get you an increase in your tool budget.

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 05:30 PM

That is on pretty desk! Pullouts are a well implemented idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 06:02 PM

Nice job! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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#5 posted 06-29-2012 06:06 PM

Very cool Desk Jim I really like the design.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 06-29-2012 08:02 PM

Very handsome and practical! I’m sure that your wife will enjoy using this desk for many years!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 06-29-2012 08:33 PM

Looks nice Jim ! Very uniform reveals. JB

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#8 posted 06-29-2012 09:08 PM

Thanks for the nice comment. It was a little tricky because the front is all cut from a single piece by drilling and plunge cutting.

-- Jim, Missouri

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#9 posted 06-30-2012 02:37 AM

Sorry to hear of your health issues but you sure as a heck have an appetite for design and craftsmanship. Great looking and functional piece. Bet your wife is proud of it.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#10 posted 06-30-2012 02:56 AM

Beautiful desk Jim; she must love it. Way to create an heirloom.

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#11 posted 06-30-2012 12:36 PM

beautiful piece of furniture, nice work.

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#12 posted 06-30-2012 01:15 PM

very beautiful desk, great design, and really nice details.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 06-30-2012 01:26 PM

Very nice and efficient for your wife. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 06-30-2012 02:23 PM

Very nice!! Like the design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#15 posted 06-30-2012 09:12 PM

That’s really nice work! Thanks for sharing.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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