Feminine executive desk for my wife

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Project by mahdee posted 09-20-2013 07:59 PM 2029 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this desk out of Oak. It has two shallow drawers and large indent in front to hold stuff.


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#1 posted 09-20-2013 08:19 PM

really great looking desk. I especially like the design of the front.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 08:24 PM

Thanks Peter. I am working on a few other projects but it probably be winter before they are posted.


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#3 posted 09-20-2013 08:53 PM

Great job. Love the design and craftsmanship.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 09-20-2013 09:21 PM

This is truly a piece of art. The carving is impeccable and the wood is beautiful. Your style is highly elegant. Very creative.

-- "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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#5 posted 09-21-2013 01:58 AM

Awesome desk, it is truely stunning in design and craftsmanship. Love the legs front and rear and the bent wood artwork at the back between the bottom rail and the underside of the desk. Plus all the work put into the desk top just makes for an awesome build…Great job.

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

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#6 posted 09-21-2013 04:57 AM

Really beautiful desk! Tell us a little more about the build. Are the legs carved or Legacy-milled or similar? What was the inspiration for the design? We’re certain your wife is delighted. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 09-21-2013 03:14 PM

Thanks a lot for all the complements. Basically, I decided to make this table and started to think about what the top should look like and it went from there. Along the way, whatever comes to mind goes into the project. I purchased this contraption from Sears about 25 years ago that uses a router to make the legs. Unfortunately, they stopped making this machine 10 or 15 years ago and I have not been able to find the bit that creates the front leg pattern; Sears stopped making that as well. So, I keep sharpening the one I have and probably need to go to a machine shop and see if they can make me one before the one I have becomes hard to copy. I think it is called butterfly bit. Thanks again for the comments.


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#8 posted 09-21-2013 08:33 PM

A beautiful piece indeed so well done and well done to you to sir simply lovely. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 09-21-2013 11:43 PM

mrjinx007, create a thread on someone might be able to help as another supplier might have the bit.

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#10 posted 09-22-2013 02:30 PM

Thanks Knothead62,
The closest I’ve come across is this one. However, the bit I have amost looks like a half upside down heart shape.


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#11 posted 09-24-2013 03:44 PM

Beautiful desk! Great design with intricate details. I’m sure your wife is proud of it. Great job!

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#12 posted 09-24-2013 04:27 PM

This is a really nice piece. You’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 09-24-2013 04:36 PM

So impressive a very unique design and super build.

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#14 posted 09-29-2013 02:42 PM

Thanks alot folks. Appreciate all the comments. Working on a variation of this for my daughter’s graduation.


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