Writing/computer desk for my home

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Project by Matthews posted 05-11-2016 01:21 PM 3255 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always wanted to build furniture for our home, but I’ve never really “had the time”. My wife and I used mostly IKEA type furniture and “temporary” solutions that became more permanent as time went on.

Well, earlier this year my house was flooded and we basically lost everything. Luckily, the workshop was unharmed, so I took the opportunity to find the time and finally build the custom furniture I wanted for our house. This desk is the first of many pieces to come.

It’s made of walnut and has coats of danish oil and wipe on poly for the finish. The legs are angle iron which I tapered using a milling machine. It was a fun build – it’s not perfect by any means, but I learned a lot, and I made it.

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 01:42 PM

That came out fantastic. Nice work. I like the sliding dovetail on the drawer fronts.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 01:48 PM

That looks great. Nice touch with the shaker style angle irons.

-- Andy Smith

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 02:14 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss, I think your results are perfect. I usually don’t care for the metal wood combination. You may have changed my mind. I like your uses of sliding dovetails.

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#4 posted 05-11-2016 09:26 PM

Sorry to hear about the flood, hard way to get to make some new furniture, the table turned out great!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 05-12-2016 01:29 PM

beautiful piece

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#6 posted 05-12-2016 03:36 PM

Great desk. Love the Shaker styling. Look forward to seeing more. Sorry about your loss.

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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