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Project by jimbarstow posted 08-14-2013 05:49 PM 1180 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Shaker style” roll top desk. (Not that the shakers would ever have created a roll top desk.)





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 08-14-2013 05:52 PM

Very nice. I don’t have the need for one but I have always wanted to make a roll-top desk just for the challenge. I like your style with out the drawers below….....I am very tall and squeezing under a desk with drawers is always a pain. This is more of a roll-top table. :)
Well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-14-2013 06:41 PM

That is a real nice roll top. I also wanted to make one but a lot of things get in the way and I’d need a place to put it!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 08-14-2013 07:55 PM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Surfside

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#4 posted 08-14-2013 08:31 PM

Such an amazing job you did on the roll top. Simple, elegant and functional. You have achieved a good looking finish on the wood.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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gsimon

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#5 posted 08-14-2013 10:54 PM

excellent work!

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 08-14-2013 11:22 PM

Beautiful work, great desk.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 08-15-2013 12:41 AM

Nice job, I always wanted to build a roll top.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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exelectrician

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#8 posted 08-15-2013 03:29 AM

Love the dovetail dados in the dividers. Also the light inlay looks great.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Billp

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#9 posted 08-15-2013 10:05 AM

Very nice looking desk, I just finished mine last week. I’m sure it will be treasured by your family forever.

-- Billp

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#10 posted 08-15-2013 11:05 AM

Very nice roll top desk…excellent job it looks amazing…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#11 posted 08-15-2013 11:25 AM

This will be my first winter’s project. Hope mine turns out as nice as yours. Great job.

-- Mike Wix

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#12 posted 08-15-2013 06:53 PM

nice work

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#13 posted 08-16-2013 10:52 PM

Beautiful work. The finish looks good too. How long did it take you to build?

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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