Daughter's Desk

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Project by Lboy posted 07-30-2008 05:53 AM 1815 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This desk is made out of recycled pine. In my first house I took the pine wains-coating down from the walls in the dining room. I then surfaced planed the pine to remove the old finish and clean the lumber up. The previous owners had a dog and he had scratched (chewed) most of the wood. Other than the time I put in making the desk, the desk only cost the price of the knobs for the drawers (approx. $4). Everything else was just scrap from the wood pile. The legs are tapered on all sides (1.5 inches to 1 inch), the top has a bread board edge (measures 17.5 in x 34 in). The drawer fronts are pine, but the rest of the drawer parts are clear vertical grain fir from an old school cabinet that a school was throwing away during a remodel. Most of the cabinet can be seen in the first picture it is my main storage and bench (behind the unfinished desk). Stain was a Miniwax “Rosewood”. Top coat wipe on poly.

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#1 posted 07-30-2008 01:07 PM

Lboy, this is a beautiful desk. Nicely done. I am sure you daughter will get many years of use and enjoyment from it. Thanks for posting.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#2 posted 07-30-2008 01:19 PM

A beautiful desk, & a fantastic finish.

It’s hard to tell that its made of pine.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 07-30-2008 01:24 PM

Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 07-30-2008 03:17 PM

Very classy desk. Nice work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 07-30-2008 05:12 PM

Thank you for the nice comments. I was pleased with how I was able to get such a rich color.

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#6 posted 07-31-2008 07:29 AM

A beautiful desk

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#7 posted 08-05-2008 01:58 AM

Great job. Good luck in the contest.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 09-26-2009 05:00 PM

Thats a beautiful desk.

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#9 posted 09-27-2009 05:29 AM


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