Halloween Gator desk

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 10-26-2008 01:44 AM 2194 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine who is a Florida Gators fan has a son whose birthday is Halloween. He asked if I could make his son something that would help with his school work. What could one do – Florida Gator fan, birthday on Halloween what better than a desk with a permanent costume! This was built to the scale of a full size elementary school desk. The desk has a hinged lid with Gator teeth, there is plenty of room for all kinds of school supplies or hidden stashes of Halloween candy and other kid stuff. The seat will hold an adult if Dad ever gets tempted to sit down. The eyes are made of a three inch wooden ball cut in half. The entire Gator was painted with sanding sealer and then high gloss paint. I used wooden balls cut in half to make the Gator look like it has scales. This Gator sits in the sun room and sees a lot of use. On Halloween night it goes out front and the candy is handed out from the desk. Put your hand in the desk at your own risk!

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 10-26-2008 02:09 AM

Great idea for the young one Jeff & serves a dual purpose for halloween. Well done

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 10-26-2008 02:11 AM

Now that is one cool desk! Maybe if I had one like that when I was youngster I wouldn’t have had so much trouble staying put!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#3 posted 10-26-2008 02:20 AM

that is just awesome! What a great idea. how did you cut the balls in half?

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#4 posted 10-26-2008 02:42 AM

Fantastic desk! I love the creativity! If you’re into making furniture like that for kids, check out my Bulldozer bookshelf listed in my projects. It might give you some more ideas. Keep up the great work!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#5 posted 10-26-2008 03:37 AM

Great looking desk. A fantastic job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 10-26-2008 08:21 AM

that is cool…

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#7 posted 11-01-2008 11:47 PM

A very unique looking desk.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 11-02-2008 08:55 PM

I just LOVE this. What a perfect way to keep a child interested in the most important thing in their young life, SCHOOL!!!
Thanks so much for posting. I am inspired

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#9 posted 11-07-2008 01:29 AM

That’s cool! I wish my niece and nephew were young enough for me to build them one.

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#10 posted 10-14-2010 08:07 PM

very cool.

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