My first desk project

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Hello everyone. This is my first furniture project. Sorry that I didn’t take any process pictures. It was mostly trial and error, but man did I learn a few things. Wood is beautiful and “measure twice, cut once.” This lean to is made into three separate sections: two shelves and a desk. The dimensions are 6’x19”x5’. Hope you like it.

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#1 posted 537 days ago

So different that I really like it. What a great idea. Did you attach all three sections together? Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 537 days ago

Cool! Someone asked me to make a bookshelf like this once, but they didn’t like my estimate…Something like “I saw it in a store for half that!!” I like the way it leave stuff open, it gives a lighter feel to it, and there is plenty of space for organizing, great job! I was wondering if it stands sturdy freely or if it needed to be attached to the wall?

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#3 posted 537 days ago

nice job! this is an ideal workspace for a room with limited area. I have a couple of places this would be great for. i might borrow your idea!

-- Gridlockd

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#4 posted 537 days ago

great shelves and desk.they look really nice and will hold alot of storage.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 536 days ago

Good looking shelves.

My GSs would use this for a ladder though and be sitting on the top shelf. Haaaa Haaaa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 536 days ago

Thank you everyone! It was a commissioned piece for an Interior designer who wanted a lot of space and open air at her work space. I saw something like this at a fancy store in Dallas and thought $800 was a little ridiculous so I made it myself for under $200.
@Hawaiilad, Yes all three sections can be switched and repositioned to however the owner wants it set up. The shelves even look good by them selves away from the desk.
@ElliottH, Thank you and yes all three pieces can stand freely and function on their own. But I did add a small strip of padding to the top of the units so they wouldn’t scratch up against the walls.
@ldl, Hahaha yeah it actually does made a great ladder!
Thanks again to everyone,
Cory Black

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#7 posted 536 days ago

Very Nice looking desk, simple and functional

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#8 posted 536 days ago

very different looking desk. very nice project.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#9 posted 536 days ago

That is pretty nifty. I’m sure you put some sort of rubberized padding at the floor end for traction. Did you use some sort of fasteners on the wall, too?

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#10 posted 536 days ago

Just saw this very set up at Crate and Barrel today. It’s a great idea and great job on yours!

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#11 posted 536 days ago

Great job! Looks really good.

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#12 posted 536 days ago

That is bloody righteous. I’m no craftsman by any means, but I’m learning. I’d like to produce something like that in the near future!

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Jamie Speirs

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#13 posted 536 days ago

Great design

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 535 days ago

oh, wow. I think that’s super. Very nicely done. I just picture it loaded up!


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#15 posted 533 days ago

i really like that, a lot. that’s one of those projects that would be fun to make, and one that i’d actually like to have in my home somewhere. good job man

-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)

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