A Desk

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Project by Alex posted 08-10-2017 03:09 PM 1719 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dakotawood this desk and I knew that it was the perfect style to build for my wife (MANY Thanks Dakotawood). I used his provided dimensions and then Sketchup to come up with a design. I chose walnut for this project and finished it with Waterlox. I had many challenges due to my small space and minimal tool selection! I had to come up with a method to clamp the angled legs and included a picture of what I did to get that to work. I hand flattened both sides of the top and bottom. The sides are rabbited, and the middle support piece is dado’d. The legs are constructed with mortise and tenons… my first attempts as a woodworker so they are far from perfect! I originally intended to build the drawer portion that Dakotawood included as well as drawers for the front, but my wife liked this minimalist design as is.
Sorry for the poor pictures but I hope you enjoy.

Here is how I managed to get the legs clamped together. At the time this was my workbench… an old Ikea coffee table shelf on two folding sawhorses.

-- Alex - Check me out on instagram @akpingel

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#1 posted 08-10-2017 09:53 PM

very nice for a first attempt,like the simplicity and walnut never gets did a great job on this,be proud and im sure you made the wife very happy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 08-11-2017 12:14 AM

Nice desk

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#3 posted 08-11-2017 07:24 AM

Nice design, I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 08-11-2017 01:14 PM

This is a very nice desk.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 08-12-2017 08:23 PM

Nice table. And clever clamping solution
Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#6 posted 08-12-2017 08:33 PM

I believe that will stand the test of time.

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