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Tansu-inspired Cherry Desk Hutch

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Project by JoshOne posted 411 days ago 1724 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this desk hutch for my fiance, been in various stages of completion since december, I finally decided just to put in some hours and get it done. After the surfacing it’s all hand-tool work. More than 70 hand cut dovetails. Wedged tenons with walnut wedges hold the top to of the carcass to the sides, the step drawers are all dovetail joinery. No plywood or hardboard, everything in it from the back to the drawer bottoms is solid cherry. Found these cool card cabinet pulls, havent dropped in the labels yet.
I wanted to throw a little asian influence in here, hence the the step drawers and the overhang of the top of the center case. The center shelf has a dedicated space for a paper correspondence box I made earlier.

Now I just gotta get rid of that Ikea POS that it’s sitting on…

Thanks for looking!

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"





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dustynewt

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#1 posted 411 days ago

Very nice work and inspiring design! Worth the effort. Keep it up!

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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GerardoArg1

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#2 posted 411 days ago

Nice work. IĀ“like those very much. Excelent hand work! Congratularions

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 411 days ago

Very cool work and excellent craftsmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jeff

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#4 posted 411 days ago

nice craftsmanship…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Krudwig

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#5 posted 411 days ago

Very nice, I really like the drawers and the finish ! You just can’t buy stuff like this at WalMart!

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grizzman

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#6 posted 411 days ago

really nice josh, ive seen all of your other builds and enjoyed them, do you still have any walnut left from the big score you had…i really love the joinery you did here, i like seeing it..very nice work…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Beezle

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#7 posted 411 days ago

Very nice!

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david38

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#8 posted 411 days ago

great looking piece

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jakub76

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#9 posted 410 days ago

Great design and very nice joinery. I especially like the through tenons, they seem to give the whole piece a sense of strength/power. Very cool.

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 408 days ago

Wonderful desk hutch! Very cool design and great joinery. Like the look, very appealing to the eyes.

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