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Project by kmitty posted 05-27-2013 08:06 PM 3282 views 63 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Goddaughter requested a desk and drawer unit for her study as she embarks on an art degree course. Just finished the desk element over the holiday weekend – still working on the drawers shown in the sketchup design picture.

I can’t claim any design credit for the desk – its based on one we found when searching for inspiration by Jim Probst (http://www.custommade.com/meander-desk/by/probstfurnituremakers/) and the drawers are (when finished!) designed to match.

The top, drawer fronts and leg inset detail are Sapele with the remainder being tulipwood





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#1 posted 05-27-2013 09:01 PM

This is waaaay cool great Job.

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 09:05 PM

VERY nice. I’ll bet she loves it!

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 10:40 PM

Very nice design. I bet she will keep for her kids.

One question. What is the silver post in the back and on the left? I’ll take a wild guess at a pneumatic post for raising/lowering a monitor. But what do I know.

-Dave

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 10:42 PM

Love it. I wish I were your goddaughter.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 10:50 PM

Dave – You were close, the silver post is a ‘pop-up’ set of 3 power sockets (uses a gas strut)

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 10:57 PM

Incredible work, love the power outlets and taking into account how it’s going to be used and making the function match the form

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 11:19 PM

that if F$#(@ awesome
beautiful design, great job you should sell plans
that is one of best looking desks I have ever seen
WOW

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 11:21 PM

Great design…very sleek and contemporary…added to my favorites as I might get to a desk for myself someday

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#9 posted 05-27-2013 11:40 PM

That is sweet.
Very nice. I really like it.

Steve

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#10 posted 05-28-2013 12:04 AM

Very nice design.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#11 posted 05-28-2013 12:22 AM

What a great job with beautiful wood!! She’s a lucky girl!! I love the design!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#12 posted 05-28-2013 01:39 AM

I am drooling over these pictures!

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#13 posted 05-28-2013 01:50 AM

I’ll pile on some more… Incredibly beautiful!

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#14 posted 05-28-2013 02:26 AM

Beautiful job of a very elegant design.

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#15 posted 05-28-2013 03:08 AM

I love the drawer shape!

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