"Mad Men" desk

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Project by MRue posted 08-19-2013 11:51 PM 3752 views 14 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter requested a new desk for her real estate business. She wanted a desk that looks like it came from Mad Men. Let me know what you think

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 11:56 PM

Don’t know much about “Mad Men”, but having spent the majority of my adult life behind a desk, I feel confident in saying that is one mighty fine desk—beautiful!

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 12:20 AM

That is pretty cool.

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 12:45 AM

Impressive desk
nice touch on the:
Drawer pulls
drawer inserts
and sides.

I need to know about these “Mad men” if the desk is any example of their work!

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 12:54 AM

That is top shelf, sir. From what I know of the show, though, there should be a bottle of bourbon or something in that drawer :) Again, outstanding work. Your daughter will love it!

-- Steve

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 01:32 AM

Great job! That looks awesome

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 02:21 AM

Looks real good….I dont know about Mad Men but I see some Greene and Greene in there. Is there stuff a source of your inspiration?

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 06:06 AM

Great job

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 06:10 AM

Never seen the show, but that is a pretty cool desk. Definitely something unique that you won’t see everyday. Well done, be proud.

-- - Jeff - Hamilton, ON, Canada

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#9 posted 08-20-2013 12:41 PM

Bold and Beautiful

-- jerry

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 02:54 PM

Very 60’s looking. Right out of Playboy, just like Don Drapers Apartment.

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 03:19 PM

I honestly have never seen Mad Men, however I am familiar enough with the theme to know it is fashionably late 50s through mid 60s era… That desk fits in to that pretty well, although there are some very G&G features to it that I would not expect in a 1950s / 1960s piece of furniture as well… Having said that, it IS drop dead gorgeous.

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#12 posted 08-20-2013 03:25 PM

very cool….

did you design it yourself?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#13 posted 08-20-2013 04:07 PM

It looks very nice. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 08-20-2013 06:18 PM

You certainly built a desk any executive would be proud to sit at. The style and color would fit perfect on the show.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 08-20-2013 11:26 PM

Very impressive. I’d say you hit the nail on the head with this one. Don Draper would be proud.

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