Custom Desk. Cherry wood

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Project by James Lango posted 11-17-2012 03:01 PM 2237 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid cherry desk. 1 sheet of Cherry ply and a few misc cherry boards. 72” long, 24”deep, 30”tall, + 22” hutch. I was worried about leg design being strong enough. Legs are mortised into the feet and the top body. It should hold up fine- she is very solid. The feet are 3×3, the legs are 1 1/2” thick by 7” wide.

Drawers have little walnut sliders cut in- (same as the tool chest does).
Back is cork board.

Stained in BLO to bring out the natural color of wood. Then sprayed 1 coat of poly gloss. Sanded with 320, then brushed 2nd coat of poly. This might be the nicest finish job on anything i’ve built this far. Im very happy with the color. It looks great. :) Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 11-17-2012 03:07 PM

Very neat design. Nice work!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 03:43 PM

It looks great. The leg design is nice, I wouldnt have had the guts to try it.

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 04:08 PM

Clean lines, modern design and all elements work well together. Overall, a very nice project.

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

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 04:28 PM

Interesting design, and you’re right to be proud of that finish; the color and sheen on it look excellent. Thanks for posting!

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 04:57 PM

I like Cherry so much this came out grand thanks for posting…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 05:25 PM

Forgot to say how much I like your bench and storage cabinets in the picture.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 06:21 PM

Cool design. Nice job!!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#8 posted 11-17-2012 07:01 PM

Very nice, I like the legs, may have to try it since it looks like a Z.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#9 posted 11-17-2012 11:44 PM

I REALLY like this!!!! Well done!!!

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#10 posted 11-18-2012 10:25 AM

I like the design. Looks good

-- arnies

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#11 posted 11-20-2012 11:15 PM

Nice job!

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#12 posted 11-28-2012 01:34 AM

Superb job on the mortise and tenons. Nice lines and the delicate feet work well.

-- Hadders - "Arghh! Where's my persuader?"

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#13 posted 03-25-2013 11:31 PM

Looks great !

-- Terry,Tennessee

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