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Project by LesBenito posted 03-01-2010 12:48 AM 2211 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I made this desk for my wife for our 5th anniversary. I saw her working on a piece of shelving that she had placed over a few boxes and I thought to myself “Self, you really should build her a desk”. I wanted to make something that was large yet seem light. So the top is about 11/16” thick and the legs are tapered down to about 1 1/8”. The dimensions of the desk are 25” x 38”. The drawer is dovetailed and looks like just an apron when closed. Didn’t want a heavy looking piece of furniture for her. I made this from Walnut and the border around the top is Tiger Maple. The sides and back of the drawer are made from pine. Let me know what you think.

-- - That's funny I could have sworn I measured that...

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 12:57 AM

great looking desk, like the “hidden apron” for the drawer, i am always interested in finishes, what kind of finish did you put on your desk to protect?

-- Tim The Toolman Dayton, Ohio

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 01:42 AM

Nice desk. Love the contrast of lumber.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 02:01 AM

Very nice, Your wife must be really happy.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 03:25 AM

looks good

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 04:01 AM

This is a really nice desk.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 04:05 AM

I really like this – awesome job!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 05:07 AM

Great Lookin Desk

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 05:24 AM

Very nice. The wife saw it and complained about hers….thanks, now I have a new to do

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 03:05 PM

This is a great looking desk. I really like how the drawer was integrated, very nice design.

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#10 posted 03-01-2010 05:17 PM

Nice desk, simple and clean.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 03-01-2010 05:29 PM

Very nice I like the design and the finish curious what you finished it with. My guess would be lacquer?

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#12 posted 08-16-2010 05:39 PM

I have gotten some questions about the finish. It was Tung Oil. Formby’s Tung Oil Finish to be exact. It is one of my favorite finishes, particularly when I want the grain to really show.

-- - That's funny I could have sworn I measured that...

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