Slant Top Desk

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Project by Don Tikander posted 02-25-2013 12:43 PM 1813 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an unfinished “Pine” slant top secretary desk I built for the my grandaughter. Nothing special, but it took some figuring out how to get the moveable desk top to clear the overhang when swinging up the top to the closed position. Had to put a couple of bevels together. Worked fine.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 12:46 PM

A nice clean piece. It looks really good. 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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#2 posted 02-25-2013 01:06 PM

Nothing special my ear…lol Love the look. Grea job Don

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 01:58 PM

Great desk, nice build and I’m sure your granddaughter well cherish it forever.

-- "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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#4 posted 02-25-2013 02:04 PM

This is a great build Don and a nice clean design too. I like the door pulls a lot too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 02:06 PM

Cute and beautiful. Very very nice job indeed!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 02-25-2013 03:19 PM

It’s something special if it’s for granddaughter. Very nicely done. Good design and great execution.

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

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#7 posted 02-25-2013 08:58 PM

Smooth and clean! That’s a very nice project! You did a magnificent job on that!

-- "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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#8 posted 02-26-2013 05:27 AM

great job on the desk ,she will love it

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Francois Vigneron

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#9 posted 02-27-2013 12:48 PM

Lovely design. Thanks for sharing.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 04:58 PM

Very pretty and well made desk. Grand daughter must be very proud to have that.

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ray vile

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#11 posted 02-27-2013 05:55 PM

That’s a very nice and well built desk, and imagine a hundred years from now when your great great grandaughter is passing it down to her daughter

-- RV

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#12 posted 02-28-2013 01:58 AM

Very nice piece of furniture! I would not say it was nothing,,,, looks like allot of work went into that. Very nicely done. Clean lines and ample storage under the writing surface. Yup, I am listing this in my Favorites!! .

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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