cherry corner desk and file cabinets

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Project by John posted 04-07-2013 10:52 PM 4620 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry desk and two separate file cabinets delivered today to a customer. The two file cabinets are not attached (only one shown) and can be moved to another location if necessary. The top and cases are cherry VC plywood, the drawers are prefinished maple VC plywood and the face frames, drawer fronts and top edge banding are solid cherry. I was able to obtain a nice piece of 4/4 cherry for the drawer fronts and they are all cut from the same piece of wood so the grain matches on all the drawer fronts. This was a beautiful piece of cherry 16” wide and 12’ long – almost perfectly straight, flat and no cup. Very little jointing required. The rear case has shelf pin holes which allow for movable shelves to accommodate the PC, modems, router, and other necessary hardware.
The drawers and computer keyboard pullout are all on Blum tandem drawer slides. The pulls are Emtek solid brass in oil rubbed bronze.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 02:06 AM

Great job John...I’ve been contemplating in my mind a corner desk similar to what you have here. I like what you have done. Thanks for posting this, it confirms I am on the right path towards mine

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 06:20 AM

Great job. Love the look and design of it. Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 01:44 PM

Very well done! Really like the keyboard drawer.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 03:00 PM

Nice work!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 03:31 PM

beautiful. you can tell the time was spent on this project by looking at the how the drawer fronts match up with the frames. The gaps are very small and all uniform- excellent!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 03:41 AM

Great design, great craftsmanship. Really nice piece.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 04-09-2013 04:02 AM

Super Job John

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-10-2013 04:37 PM

Superb work on that awesome desk and cabinets. Every detail is really well made and well planned.

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#9 posted 11-13-2014 03:15 AM

John, do you sell desks like this? I’m interested.

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#10 posted 11-13-2014 03:09 PM

Thanks for the inquiry. Yes I do sell but I do not ship. Are you local to Long Island?
You can send me a PM and we can talk if you like. John

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#11 posted 12-30-2015 01:38 PM

Beautiful job. I am looking at building something similar. The filing cabinets are stylish and useful!

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#12 posted 12-30-2015 04:04 PM

This really turned out nicely.

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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