"ROLL" top desk

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Project by hunter71 posted 12-10-2013 11:35 AM 1283 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as something to shield the clutter on my desk. That was several months ago. The idea of making a Roll Top desk came into play and I went off the deep end to make one er two. Now remember, I am a toy maker, not a furniture builder. We also did not want the desk to be tall so I had to remake all the dimensions from another desk to fit. #1 is the results of the start of this build. #2 is the second build, Hay after seeing mine my wife wanted one too! [no finish on this one yet] #4 – #5 are construction pictures. I am glad this is nearly done. It certainly had an impact on my Christmas building.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 01:01 PM

I Just got an email asking if I built the “whole” desk. NO, The school masters “desk” part we bought at an auction and refinished many years ago. I just added the “roll top” part to them. Sorry for the confusion. Hay the top was bad enough for me to build!!!!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 01:05 PM


-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 02:19 PM

Stupendous! Exceptionally well done.
Nice shop, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 02:29 PM

well these these are good pictures sorta, man ive waited a long time to see your desk, and you didn’t take a picture of the finished desk from the front, so we cant see the finished roll top at all…and i can tell from the construction pictures that is turned out great, so maybe you can slip another picture of the front into the comments section….:)...please…..and just as a suggestion, the very first picture you post is the first picture shown, my way of thinking is that you would show the front of the desk with the really cool roll top you made first….just my 2 cents here, you did a great job doug…i love the desk…it certainly fits in to your decor , what a great room, wood everywhere.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 12-10-2013 02:40 PM

These turned out nicely. Well done.

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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Sam Shakouri

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#6 posted 12-10-2013 03:43 PM

It is a big man toy. For sure it took you very long to see it as it is. Well done.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 03:52 PM

Nice Hunter.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#8 posted 12-10-2013 04:00 PM

Good job Guy.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 04:35 PM

Somr more humiliation for the rest of us!


I prefer my toys- With my great in-accuracies they turn out better for me!

-- just rjR

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 04:37 PM

Looks good ,even though it’s not a toy your still playing with the process

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-11-2013 12:13 AM

Looks good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 12-11-2013 02:58 AM

Wonderful way to get the beautiful lady a Christmas present that she wants and will use. Great looking desk,
thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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