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Forum topic by map posted 10-15-2008 04:54 AM 813 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2008 04:54 AM

I’m in the process of designing a 30” x 60+/-” computer desk top. It will be against a wall and connect a file cabinet wit a wall of the office. The top of the file cabinet is 30” x 60” with formica on top and wood (red oak) edging. All of the other woodwork in the room matches the file cabinet and top.

My main desk is an old pertners desk made of quarter sawn white oak. Since the color of the desk is different from the other woodwork, I w thinking of using quarter sawn white oak for the new desk top, but stain it like the rest of the room. Any thoughs here?

Also, my thoughts for the new desktop was to match book resawn 4/4 oak on a 3/4” MDPB base. I would first add a surround of 3/4” oak (rabbited to cover the edge of the PB and then fill in the field with the resawn oak.

As I am in the planning stage, any comments would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 10-15-2008 01:51 PM

My thoughts are; the old partners desk is old and does not need to match anything. Old is a good quality and should stand alone, that makes it even more special. Match the rest of it to the file cabinet. I would put the edge banding on after the top.

-- Berta in NC

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