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Project by hepwa posted 05-29-2016 06:43 PM 1562 views 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After telling a co-worker I was getting in to woodworking, she told me her father is a professional furniture maker and sent me a link to his website. This desk design caught my eye and thought I’d challenge myself to replicate it. Of course, he used solid walnut and ash for the legs. I used walnut plywood and Rona framing lumber for the legs.

It was a challenging build on many levels—the base proved difficult with the short supports and it was a difficult learning curve on the angled mortise and tenons. They are far from perfect, but I learned a lot. The other challenge was my father passed away in the middle of the build, so it sat quiet in the workshop for several weeks but upon my return, I dedicated the remainder of the project to his memory and I know he’d be proud of the finished piece.

Like I said, far from perfect, but growing more comfortable with my skills and might revisit the base/legs in the next year.

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#1 posted 05-29-2016 08:19 PM

Great job. Cool desk.

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#2 posted 05-30-2016 10:20 AM

Nice table, pretty unique design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-30-2016 11:46 AM

nice table

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#4 posted 05-30-2016 03:50 PM

I like it and fitting dedication!

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 05-30-2016 05:50 PM

Nice work. You should post the link to that website.


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