Desk won at last years fundraiser

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 07-25-2016 11:04 AM 1244 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a custom build I auctioned last year at our annual TSgt Adam K. Ginett Memorial Golf Tournament and Auction, proceeds going to the EOD Warrior Foundation. This is my fifth custom build for the auction and I will be auctioning the sixth next month.
The parameters set by the customer were, light computer desk that was 5’ wide, curves, iron work on the sides for the shelf support, storage space for hard drives, file drawer and printer stand.
I went with alder on the top surfaces with sapele legs and details. The table rails are Beech with sepele. The small drawers are sepele with wood runners and leather lined to protect the drives. The file drawer and printer stand is Alder with some detailing in sepele, I also used purple heart to make the runners for file folders to hang on (I wanted a wood that was hard and durable and had some scrap)
The upper shelf uses for decorative metal shelf mounts (two are inverted).
Most fun of course was the curved legs, one day I will find an easier way to shape them but for now its a little tedious with the equipment I have.
The rails curved pieces for the rails and the back were jest cut to length and glued in but really stiffened these ares nicely and gave it a unique look that I and the customer were happy with.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#1 posted 07-25-2016 01:35 PM

nice work

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#2 posted 07-25-2016 01:48 PM

Beautiful style, beautiful details, curved legs, dovetails…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-27-2016 08:45 AM

Thanks for the compliments. I was a little under the gun to get it finished and keeping it light feeling was the only challenging part, I usually overbuild. luckily the curved strips made the overall build rigid and stable.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#4 posted 07-27-2016 09:29 AM

Very nice, some great details

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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