Cheery Receptionist Desk w/ Walnut highlights

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Project by Travis of Hickory, NC posted 10-14-2013 10:33 AM 1431 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Desk with bread board top, quirk legs, doweled runners, hand cut dove tails. Mortise & tenon construction. Heavy duty runners that are dowed doweled through aprons adding interesting visual. Super strong and stiff due to heavy runners, tried to design piece that would Stan the test of time.

-- "ars longa, vita brevis"

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 10:53 AM

Excellent design and build. Will definitely be passed along from generation to generation.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 11:44 AM

Very nice. Beautiful table, well made and crafted. Nice tight joinery, excellent details – like with the beading. I especially like the two board top with the breadboards. Great work.

-- "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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#3 posted 10-14-2013 12:09 PM

Beautiful desk. i really like the detail in the legs and the aprons, the exposed doweling adds a very nice visual affect.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 03:32 PM

What a great desk! great details!

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

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 08:27 PM

A beautiful job. The beading really fits the design well – and you gotta love cherry!

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 08:53 PM

Very nice Travis of Hickory.
I’m Sam of Lincolnton.
What kind of finish?

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#7 posted 10-14-2013 11:26 PM

Great desk, lots of detail.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#8 posted 10-14-2013 11:47 PM

Very attractive and nice build.

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

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Travis of Hickory, NC

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#10 posted 10-16-2013 02:14 AM

Earlex, I hate to say it because it is my understanding since I finished the project that one is not to stain Cherry, but that is what I did because the wife liked the color The desk was sanded to 220 grit. Applied Valspar traditional cherry gel stain. Then finished it off with 3 coats of General Finishes oil-urethane Semi-Gloss Top Coat with a 0000 steel wool rubbing between the first and second coats.

-- "ars longa, vita brevis"

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#11 posted 10-16-2013 07:00 AM

Amazing craftsmanship!

-- "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

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#12 posted 10-16-2013 12:43 PM

Staining or not staining cherry is a personal preference. The desk is beautiful.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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