Mission Style "L" Desk

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Project by Brian024 posted 10-14-2010 03:33 AM 1877 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest project that’s a replacement for a teacher’s whose former desk broke in a move so she asked me to build one. She wanted it built towards more of an “L” so she could have file drawers on one side and some shelves on the other. The case that holds file drawers seemed like it weighed just as much as the whole desk before I put that in. It fits in with a rabbet that I cut into the legs which took a good amount of test cuts because I wanted the front of the drawers to give an 1/8” reveal for a roundover. Its built out of red oak just to keep the cost down since she is on a budget, but I plan on building one similar for my shop so I can do my sketching, I’m thinking maybe using walnut or mahogany. The width of the top is 24” and 54” long and the additional part is 16” by 16” and it sits 34” tall. Overall very happy with how it turned out.

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 03:52 AM

Great Lookin Desk

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#2 posted 10-14-2010 05:01 AM

Nice desk. I’m assuming the teacher likes it.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#3 posted 10-14-2010 05:55 AM

I know the teacher will give you a A+ passing grade for your desk. 34” seems tall for a desk.

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#4 posted 10-14-2010 06:26 AM

tighty whitey

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 10-14-2010 07:27 AM

Nice super desk

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#6 posted 11-21-2010 04:13 PM

Looks wonderful. Can’t wait to see your report card

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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