Deanna's Desk

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Project by Michael Brailsford posted 07-27-2008 03:54 AM 2276 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my favorite project. It is a barrel top desk for my daughter. It doubles as a bureau. The desk is more of those recycled handrails from the hospital. It is trimmed in purple heart. The drawers are made of aromatic cedar. There is a pull our desk top under the coopered barrel top. There is also three secret compartments.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#1 posted 07-27-2008 04:22 AM

Simply beautiful! Exquisite detail and design! Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 07-27-2008 05:01 AM

Gorgeous piece that is destined to become a family heirloom. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 07-27-2008 05:50 AM

This is a very nice looking desk. Great job!!

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#4 posted 07-27-2008 05:58 AM

Great looking desk. The purple heart trim really makes it stand out. Nice!!

-- Steve-o

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#5 posted 07-27-2008 07:13 AM

the design looks great.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#6 posted 07-27-2008 12:40 PM

no wonder it is one of your favourites—this is beautiful and very functional. Love it as well!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 07-27-2008 07:38 PM

I love that piece, I can’t beleive it was once a handrail. it is just gorgeous.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#8 posted 07-27-2008 08:58 PM

That is a great looking piece you’ve made there.

Very nice work!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 07-28-2008 06:42 AM

Great design, love the piece, good job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 07-28-2008 09:50 AM

That’s a great desk – the contrasting wood is really nice.

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#11 posted 08-04-2008 06:03 PM

Hi Michael;

You did a superb job on this. The contrasting woods work nicely, and the workmanship is excellent.



-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Michael Brailsford

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#12 posted 08-04-2008 06:51 PM

My mother recieved a barrel top desk from my grandfather when he passe. I always loved that desk and wanted to try and build one. I have two more in mind for my sons. I would make changes in how the barrel top works on the next ones.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#13 posted 01-22-2009 01:42 PM

great looking desk….good job….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 01-12-2010 12:15 AM

Great looking Desk!!! Were have you been? I haven’t seen you around for a while. Nice to see you back.

-- Dennis Zongker

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