Walnut and Lacewood Desk Organizers

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Project by Cory posted 06-03-2013 02:45 PM 2367 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 5 years ago I made a desk organizer for a Sawdust Chronicles contest. It was made from big box store pine and stained dark walnut. Frankly, it was a pretty poor effort. Looking at it was a daily reminder of how far I’ve come as a woodworker. So, I set out to rebuild it out of actual walnut. This one has hand cut dovetails throughout and the fit and finish is lightyears better than the one it replaced. I also made a letter tray from walnut and lacewood to replace a plastic one. The design is from Woodsmith.

As always, thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 06-03-2013 02:47 PM

looks real nice and inviting to be touched/used – always a good indicator.

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 02:49 PM

Beautiful work.

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 03:46 PM

Very nice, compliments.

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 05:50 PM

Nice work Cory. I like them both a lot, but particularly like the letter tray. Nice, simple and elegant.

Great job,


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#5 posted 06-03-2013 08:05 PM

Well done! Makes you want to pick it up and rub it!

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#6 posted 06-04-2013 12:11 AM

Very nice Cory, great looking pieces.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 06-04-2013 01:41 PM

Beautifully done Corey. I have been woodworking for a year and find that each piece I build gets just a bit better. It’s inspirational to find what 5 years may bring. I know there are some things that I will want to do again as my skills improve.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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#8 posted 06-04-2013 01:51 PM

Nice work, Cory. It looks great to me.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 06-04-2013 11:39 PM

Those will class up anyone’s desk. Nice builds, and gr8 wood combos

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#10 posted 06-06-2013 02:36 PM

They look great and well crafted especially the joinery. They will complete anyone’s desk with those essential builds.

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