Custom Desk. Cherry wood

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Project by James Lango posted 641 days ago 1807 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 641 days ago

Very neat design. Nice work!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 641 days ago

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

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#3 posted 641 days ago

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 641 days ago

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 641 days ago

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

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#6 posted 641 days ago

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 641 days ago

Cool design. Nice job!!

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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#8 posted 641 days ago

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 641 days ago

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


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#10 posted 640 days ago

I like the design. Looks good

-- arnies

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#11 posted 638 days ago

Nice job!

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#12 posted 631 days ago

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 513 days ago

Looks great !

-- Terry,Tennessee

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