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Slant Top Desk On Frame (Queen Anne)

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Project by Stephen M. Skillins posted 02-11-2013 11:40 AM 4149 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woods
Primary: Honduran Mahogany, inlay is Satinwood, and Ebony
Secondary: Eastern White Pine
Finish: Potassium Dichromate, Orange Shellac, Satin Polyurethane, and Boston Polish wax.
Frame is mortise and tenoned into oversized cabriole legs. For this piece I wanted to try making big bold cabriole legs with a 3.5 inch diameter pad instead of the standard 2.75. Desk comes apart from frame (top sits inside the moulding below bottom drawer. Top section is dovetailed. All drawers are also dovetailed. Gallery has a series of small drawers, pigeon holes, and hidden drawers.

-- Steve Skillins, Danvers MA





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sprucegum

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 12:17 PM

Wow I have always wished that I had the patience to do work like that. I guess I have too much of the framing carpenter mentality left in me. You moved the bar to a very high level. They will have this one on antiques road show in another 100 years, at the rate the government is printing money I would expect it to appraise in excess of 50 trillion dollars.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 12:23 PM

That is beautiful, very nice project, inspirational, the workmanship is fantastic. compliments!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 12:56 PM

Stunning work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 01:33 PM

Just amazing!

Congratulations on the build.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 03:02 PM

A truly lovely desk Steve.
Well executed and well designed.
The legs are in perfect balance, to me at least.
Well done .

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 02-11-2013 04:38 PM

Excellent work, Steve. You’ve made your family an heirloom piece.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#7 posted 02-11-2013 04:43 PM

Wow! That’s really great inspiration for me. I would love to one day later build something like this. Not yet near that caliber of craftsmanship. Excellent work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 04:56 PM

Classic yankee craftsmanship ! You can be very proud of that desk.

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#9 posted 02-11-2013 05:00 PM

A real fine build an a gorgeous one too. The details you add to you pieces really make them stand out. This is a really beautiful desk.

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#10 posted 02-11-2013 05:20 PM

A real beauty, great job and love the inlay!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 02-11-2013 06:01 PM

Queen Anne is my favourite. Looks like a beautifully constructed reproduction piece.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#12 posted 02-11-2013 08:31 PM

Wow! It’s classy! You have great craftsmanship!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 02-11-2013 09:06 PM

Beautiful work. Great craftsmanship. The inside is beautifully detailed. I also like the dragon fly inlay, a nice touch.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 02-11-2013 09:35 PM

Gorgeous work.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#15 posted 02-11-2013 10:52 PM

Excellent work. Love the curvature of the ears meeting the apron

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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