Mission Style Desk

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Project by Lboy posted 07-21-2008 07:40 AM 2630 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quarter sawn oak. Top has a bread-board edge, spindles are mortised into the side top and bottom rails. The drawers are dove-tailed all the way around. Dimensions are as follows: Height – 29.75 in., Width – 22.0 in., Length – 40.5 in.

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 07:46 AM

Very nice work! The middle shot really shows off its character.

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#2 posted 07-21-2008 09:18 AM

beautifully done. I love the design and the execution.

-- David, O.C., California

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#3 posted 07-21-2008 11:27 AM

Beautifully executed…..

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 07-21-2008 12:28 PM

Excellent work LBoy, the finish really make the piece stand out.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#5 posted 07-21-2008 01:23 PM

Great looking desk. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Callum Kendall

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#6 posted 07-21-2008 01:30 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#7 posted 07-21-2008 03:14 PM

I was hoping the pix would be larger so we could see all of the details in your work , But from what I can see here , you’ve done a great job…. : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 07-21-2008 03:19 PM

Looks really nice! Yeah…larger pictures would be good.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 07-21-2008 06:11 PM

Thank you for the nice comments. I can try to adjust the settings on my camera (however, it is old, I have tried to put my money towards woodworking tools instead).

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#10 posted 07-21-2008 07:22 PM

Nice job. I just use the zoom feature to blow up the size of the picture.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#11 posted 07-21-2008 08:26 PM

Thanks Brian, can you describe how to find and use the zoom feature.

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#12 posted 07-21-2008 09:00 PM

What type of stain did you go with? Looks very nice.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#13 posted 07-22-2008 12:26 AM

Sweet desk!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#14 posted 07-22-2008 01:13 AM


I used General Finishes water based stain. The color was “Black Cherry”. Then used a Miniwax wipe on poly for the top coat. The desk received 4 coats of the wipe on poly, the top of the desk received 6 or 7 coats, I can’t remember.

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#15 posted 07-22-2008 04:02 AM

This is a really nice piece. I’d be awfully proud if I could pull that off.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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