Cypress Desk for my office

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Project by YBNORMAL posted 10-26-2012 06:09 PM 2098 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t know I needed a new desk for my home office, that is until my wife told me i did. So here is what i come up with. I know it’s simple but it fits the bill. This is Cypress that was cut on our woodmizer and dried in our kiln.
Legs are mortise and tenon and drawer used commerical drawer full extension slides.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 10-26-2012 06:17 PM

Simply beautiful. I love the grain and it’s beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 06:24 PM

The grain is striking. Just like the vanity you recently posted, you obviously paid attention to the board selection and orientation. Excellent work!

BTW…in the last picture, I can’t help but notice what appears to be a noose. Hmmm… :)

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#3 posted 10-26-2012 06:56 PM

Nice job. Keeps the boss happy.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 07:02 PM

That’s a real clean looking desk. Congratulations.

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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#5 posted 10-26-2012 07:19 PM

Nice work on the desk, especially keeping the grain consistent all across the apron and drawer. Slick!

-- "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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#6 posted 10-26-2012 07:49 PM

I knew someone would comment on the ” roll up door rope” in the foreground,,, Ok folks “FOCUS”

IT’s not a noose!


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#7 posted 10-26-2012 08:53 PM

Very nice writing desk! I’ve always liked this type of desk, as opposed to a big, clunky desk with drawers.

The writing desk is much more elegant, and your’s is a great example!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 10-26-2012 08:58 PM

I like it. The desk, not the noose….

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#9 posted 10-26-2012 09:30 PM

Very nice design. Like the wood grain. I thought the noose was for unruly customers :>)

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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#10 posted 10-26-2012 10:13 PM

Serious shop envy here !! I could use that noose right about now !
Very nice table and grain continuity across the front : )

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#11 posted 10-26-2012 11:11 PM

Very simple…and very elegant! Great execution and finish sir.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#12 posted 10-26-2012 11:13 PM

Looks super. You can’t do any better than going from tree to finished project.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-26-2012 11:59 PM

Nicely stated piece also love the color tone…BC

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#14 posted 10-27-2012 02:41 AM

Cypress is a beautiful and underutilized wood. Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 10-27-2012 11:00 AM

Nice desk, like the cypress a lot! Nice shop also!

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