L-shaped desk

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Project by alexsutula posted 260 days ago 2296 views 40 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another original design. It’s been pretty popular. A total of three of these desks, with variations in species and dimensions, have been made in the last year. Walnut and curly maple. each of the tops were made of 2 book-matched pieces, i lucked out on finding those. I was very please with the way the hand cut dovetails turned out on the curly maple, I was worried it would just crack with a couple good whacks with my chisels and mallet.

The box under the right side is to house any components the clients had to keep the clutter off the ground. Also, the right side slides under the main piece, and can be moved in or out 12” to make it longer or shorter as the user sees fit.

Also, these pics are taken in the front bench room of my shop.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#1 posted 260 days ago

ummmmm, so that’s what real wood working design looks like. Well done and thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 260 days ago

Awesome. no ikea here :-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#3 posted 260 days ago

Wow! Beautiful design and outstanding workmanship.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#4 posted 260 days ago

great design & execution!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#5 posted 260 days ago

I might even like getting up and going to work with a desk like that. Well done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 260 days ago

Wow, awesome job. Thanks for sharing. Absolutely love the design, skill and craftsmanship.

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#7 posted 260 days ago

Very nice design and build.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 260 days ago

Nice work, love the design,,, very different which is a good thing. Great color as well…..

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

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#9 posted 260 days ago

Beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#10 posted 260 days ago

Amazing work !....thanks for sharing !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 260 days ago

Another awesome build…excellent design and the contrasting woods look great.

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

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#12 posted 260 days ago

great peice

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#13 posted 259 days ago

Fantastic job! It’s a cool design, and the post processing removing the background colors of the image is a nice touch, too. Great presentation all around.

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#14 posted 259 days ago

You did a nice job on this and I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#15 posted 259 days ago

Nicely done. Your a pretty talented dude.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LamMontagne

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