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Project by alexsutula posted 11-07-2013 02:26 AM 2760 views 45 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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exit116

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 02:44 AM

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

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 02:44 AM

Awesome. no ikea here :-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Anthony

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 03:33 AM

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 11-07-2013 03:45 AM

great design & execution!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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MShort

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 04:31 AM

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 11-07-2013 05:10 AM

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

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 09:32 AM

Very nice design and build.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 10:11 AM

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 11-07-2013 10:17 AM

Beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 11:33 AM

Amazing work !....thanks for sharing !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 11-07-2013 11:49 AM

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

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

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 03:07 PM

great peice

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#13 posted 11-07-2013 03:39 PM

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.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#14 posted 11-07-2013 04:55 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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 11-08-2013 06:07 AM

Nicely done. Your a pretty talented dude.

-- Red-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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