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Project by Ttier315 posted 142 days ago 572 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pretty simple build of a desk with an auxiliary table for a keyboard. I purchased the poplar legs rather than turning my own because I am out of practice and they were relatively inexpensive. Used poplar for the table top and aspen pine for the rails because I had some leftover from another project. Stained it with a cherry gel stain and applied 6 coats of satin poly. Very satisfied with the result considering I “threw it together” in just a few days to replace an old kitchen table that was substituting for a desk

-- Tom T, upstate NY





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MayflowerDescendant

414 posts in 1412 days


#1 posted 142 days ago

Nice work, Tommy. Simple is good. In a way, it can be more elegant. I like the clean lines. Beautiful job with the finish. Thanks for sharing. Play / be safe.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 142 days ago

simple but very nice looking. The desk works perfectly in the space selected for it and it looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 142 days ago

It’s a nice piece. It makes a great desk.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 139 days ago

I too like where you put it and the accents. It works! My desks only look like this once! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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thetinman

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#5 posted 138 days ago

Wow, that came out really pretty. I didn’t know Aspen had such a nice grain. The Aspen we get here in Florida is almost plain white with only faint grain. Boards like in that table are rare. Very nice job.

Terry

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 136 days ago

It turned out great. Looks great in the setting and the finish really set it off. Beautiful work!

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