drop front desk

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Project by bradnelson posted 04-09-2014 12:41 AM 1319 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

drop front desk. made of poplar. used gel stain and shellac.

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 12:46 AM

That is the finest poplar project I’ve ever seen. Wow, nice job!

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#2 posted 04-09-2014 12:51 AM

Oops! I already posted this project.

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#3 posted 04-09-2014 01:45 AM

Nice looking desk. You achieved a real nice finish. I’ve only had blotchy disasters when I’ve used poplar. It looks great!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 04-09-2014 03:13 AM

You did wonders finishing this desk….awesome work….thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 04-09-2014 03:17 AM

Cool desk.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 04-09-2014 04:46 AM

Neat and tidy. A question: am I seeing through the back, in the middle cubby-hole? Is there a purpose to that, or was it a “nearly done and I’ll take the photo now and just finish the back a bit later” situation?

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#7 posted 04-09-2014 12:04 PM

Very nice desk and the stain and shellac finish is great…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 04-09-2014 03:40 PM

that is a mighty fine desk, the stain turned out well, would be a pleasure to sit at.

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

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#9 posted 04-09-2014 07:22 PM

Very, very nice!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 04-13-2014 01:23 PM

Bradnelson~ Good job on the finish, I did the same desk in cherry and the project came out great, but I’m not the best at applying finishes yet, still getting there.

LeTurbo, I bought the same plans for that desk and it’s the way it’s designed. It’s supposed to be a computer desk so you can run your cords through the back.

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#11 posted 04-13-2014 02:07 PM

You did a nice job on this.

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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