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Project by DocK16 posted 10-08-2013 05:14 AM 1662 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This desk was on the cover of Popular Woodworking Magazine in November 2011 and was written by editor Glen Huey and later portrayed in his book, Furniture in the Southern Style. I thought it looked like an interesting build and have been working on it off and on for a few months. I made this one out of curly cherry. It was a tedious build with a lot of small pieces to cut and fit. (Happy Birthday Mom)

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.





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slapdash

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#1 posted 10-08-2013 06:35 AM

Very elegant, and you have done a great job

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#2 posted 10-08-2013 07:55 AM

Great work, a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 10-08-2013 09:46 AM

WOW!, beautiful desk. Great work and craftsmanship on this, something to be proud of, and will become a family heirloom for sure. Be sure to sign & date this, it’ll be worth a fortune in about a hundred years from now.

-- "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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#4 posted 10-08-2013 11:00 AM

Wow that is a very nice writing desk…excellent craftsmanship, beautiful lines and the curly cherry is very pretty…Excellent job.

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

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#5 posted 10-08-2013 12:50 PM

Very nice. Refined style.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 10-08-2013 12:51 PM

Very well done, the wood choice and finish are excellent.

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#7 posted 10-08-2013 01:09 PM

Excellent build. There are a lot of widgets to that desk!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#8 posted 10-08-2013 01:21 PM

This is a beautiful piece. Congratulations. Doc.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 10-08-2013 03:16 PM

excellent piece – thanks for posting

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 10-08-2013 03:49 PM

Beautiful work!

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

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RogerBean

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#11 posted 10-08-2013 04:47 PM

Nice piece. My compliments.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 10-08-2013 05:15 PM

That’s a masterpiece, in my book!

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

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kenn

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#13 posted 10-08-2013 06:01 PM

Excellent piece, I particularly like the curl on the fall board. Nice job in wood selection and placement (something I am trying to improve upon) . I’m sure the cubbies take lots of time to get right and yours look “right”. Thanks for sharing.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Hellough

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#14 posted 10-08-2013 07:15 PM

Impeccable job. “Tedious” has transalated to “worth it” it would seem.

-- Learning patience quicker than I am the art of woodworking...

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#15 posted 10-08-2013 08:10 PM

Excellent workmanship. The grain is fantastic, what finish did you use?

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