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Project by Budasac posted 01-19-2014 at 05:30 PM 776 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, I just joined LJ so I thought I would post some of my most recent projects. This is a desk that my wife wanted to clean up all of the kids electronics and give them a place to do homework besides the dining room table. There’s a power strip mounted across the top back inside the desk to charge all the laptops and tablets, and one of the drawers has 4 power plugs and two USB ports to charge thier games and phones/iPods. It’s built in three pieces to make it easy to move. I used a lot of hidden pocket screws for the construction, no nails anywhere except for the one piece of trim at the top. Now when guests come over She can just close the desk and everything is nice and clean.





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Matt in Franklin

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 at 06:06 PM

looks awesome. Something I have wanted to do for my front room for a while. Did you make it from a plan?

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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Budasac

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 at 06:14 PM

Thank you. I actually based it on a piece from Pottery Barn that my wife wanted to drop $1700 on. I think I was all in on this for about $500 with all the hardware, but I was able to customize this one to fit my needs. Plus I get the satisfaction of knowing I made it myself.

I added a few more pics to show how the desk top is supported when opened.

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BanjoChris

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 at 04:42 AM

Beautiful!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Chris

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 at 05:33 AM

That’s one beautiful piece of furniture, great build. Designed from a picture, dimensioned to fit your needs, fantastic.

-- "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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#5 posted 01-20-2014 at 07:11 AM

Looks fantastic. Nice work. Way better than pottery barn.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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Budasac

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#6 posted 01-20-2014 at 08:12 AM

Thanks guys. I really appreciate the comments.

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#7 posted 01-20-2014 at 11:07 AM

You did a fine job on this desk. Congratulations.

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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#8 posted 01-20-2014 at 11:15 AM

Very nice work! I love the customizations you did too.

-- Rex

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Matt in Franklin

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#9 posted 01-20-2014 at 11:16 AM

what was the species of wood used to make it?

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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Budasac

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#10 posted 01-20-2014 at 12:35 PM

Matt – The desk was made with pine.

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Matt in Franklin

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#11 posted 01-20-2014 at 01:30 PM

Thanks! Most of the front panels looked like pine, but I was confused by the grain of the side panels.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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#12 posted 01-20-2014 at 08:24 PM

That’s a really nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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