Slanted Desk

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Project by Data643 posted 07-31-2013 09:46 PM 1603 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been wanting to build a new desk for a long time and finally got around to it this summer. The piece is made almost entirely out of 3/4” birch ply. The pillars are laminated from three pieces of ply and have an 1/8” maple veneer on the front. All of the joints are made by cutting a 3/4” deep x 3/4” wide dado into the pillars. The shelves then fit into the dados and are held in with knockdown bolts and cross dowels. Finished with General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint and then poly sprayed with an hvlp.

-- Jack; Tigard, Oregon. 16 y/o.

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#1 posted 07-31-2013 10:00 PM

Cool looking desk Jack! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 07-31-2013 10:03 PM

very nice desk.great job.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 07-31-2013 11:48 PM

I like the look of that.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#4 posted 08-01-2013 01:30 AM

Very modern! Any thought into how you’ll hide wires?

-- Adam, Rochester NY

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#5 posted 08-01-2013 05:55 AM

Very nice Jack, looks great…job well done.

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

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#6 posted 08-01-2013 03:45 PM

Very nice looking job on the desk/shelf project. I like the simplicity of this style desk, I actually built shelves using the same type of construction and use them as our entertainment center for the TV. Once again nice work !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 04:20 PM

They look sleek and sturdy. Like the black finish. I’m sure they will serve you well for many years. Great job!

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#8 posted 08-05-2013 04:52 PM

It’s an unusual design and you did a nice job on it.

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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