Desk for Goddaughter

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Project by kmitty posted 459 days ago 2869 views 58 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 ( 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 459 days ago

This is waaaay cool great Job.

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#2 posted 459 days ago

VERY nice. I’ll bet she loves it!

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#3 posted 459 days ago

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.


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#4 posted 459 days ago

Love it. I wish I were your goddaughter.

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#5 posted 459 days ago

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 459 days ago

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 459 days ago

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

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#8 posted 459 days ago

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 459 days ago

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


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#10 posted 459 days ago

Very nice design.

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#11 posted 459 days ago

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

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#12 posted 459 days ago

I am drooling over these pictures!

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#13 posted 459 days ago

I’ll pile on some more… Incredibly beautiful!

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#14 posted 459 days ago

Beautiful job of a very elegant design.

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#15 posted 458 days ago

I love the drawer shape!

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