Walnut desk

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Project by conwaydog posted 12-31-2012 08:43 PM 1298 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut desk I made for my youngest daughter for Christmas. The drawers are built out of cherry and dovetailed. It is finished with 5 coats of arm r seal. I used the self closing slides, but really dont like the additional effort to release the spring when opening, so they may get changed out. I wanted to add just a little something, so I used square plugs out of walnut instead of something with too much difference in color so it would’nt flash too much. But after finishing they almost blend in too much. I was hoping the end grain of the plugs would have shown up a little better. Oh well, very fun project, more lessons learned and this should last her a lifetime. Plus I have left her little hidden messages that hopefully she will find one day.

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#1 posted 12-31-2012 08:45 PM

Beautiful desk great job.

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 09:46 PM

That is a right fine desk and well built. Should last you for years to come

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 09:50 PM

Great job on this beautiful walnut desk and great job giving your daughter a present for life. I’m sure she will be liking it beyond our years and if she ever has kids of her own, I’m sure it’ll get passed down…

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#4 posted 01-01-2013 03:03 AM

Walnut is my favorite. Looks great!

-- Jay -

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