Low cost Drop Front Desk

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Project by HallTree posted 02-20-2010 04:28 AM 5855 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was going to build my wife a Drop Front Desk. Then I thought, why not convert an existing book case.
Up-date: new photo, I have replaced the chains with better supports.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#1 posted 02-20-2010 04:38 AM

Cool idea.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#2 posted 02-20-2010 05:07 AM

So did you just have to add the drop down desk surface then?

Now you can go buy wood for another project since you saved yourself so much in lumber costs!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 05:20 AM

Hey, great idea! Way to make use of what you have.

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#4 posted 02-20-2010 05:43 AM

Nice looking desk.

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 05:58 AM

Great Lookin Desk

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 02:33 PM

Good retrofit. What type of hings did you add for the desk front?


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 02-20-2010 03:15 PM

I should have given more information. The desk surface is just plane pine (13 X 30) with a routed decorative edge. I ressed 2 brass butt hinges I had laying around. A ressed a magnet latch to keep it closed.The desk surface is held up by the lower doors when open, The chains are just to keep it from droping down too far when the lower doors are closed.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 02-21-2010 08:55 AM

I like it a cool build and unique design


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#9 posted 04-22-2011 07:24 AM

Sometimes that is harder than building from scratch! I love it!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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