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Project by madburg posted 07-17-2018 06:15 AM 1393 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small traditional writing desk. It is made from West Australian Jarrah.

The main rails and desk top are enhanced with red maple burl inlays surrounded by traditional kingwood bandings. The book matched top has an accessories ‘box’ at the back with a couple of small drawers, together with a lidded compartment disguised as three drawers. Lifting the desk top gives access to a removable laptop tray, a lift out pen tray, and two lidded compartments. A hidden ‘latch’ releases the support strip that the laptop tray slides on. Behind it are the three hidden drawers.

The basic stool frame of the desk before the inlays were applied.

The book matched maple burl for the desk top.

The desk was made to match one of my earlier projects, hence the complex legs. See ‘Cutlery Box’.

Thanks for looking.

-- Madburg WA

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#1 posted 07-17-2018 07:16 AM

Sure looks beautifully crafted. I’ll bet that there’s a lot of hours behind this desk.
Well done.
This one is definitely getting a Top 3 today. Congratulations!!!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 07-17-2018 08:17 AM

Another superb piece Martin! Glad to see you managed to squeeze in some secret compartments. Is this your own design?
Great stuff.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 07-17-2018 09:46 AM

Those interior compartments are intriguing. I enjoy the complexity.

-- Ben, aka Wooly Woodworks, Instagram: @woolywoodworks.

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#4 posted 07-17-2018 11:50 AM

This is fantastic, great woodworking, bravo.

-- andrek

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#5 posted 07-17-2018 11:58 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 07-17-2018 01:18 PM

Beautiful and refined work! Do the top set of storage drawers and tray move with the top or am I looking at that incorrectly? How are they joined?

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#7 posted 07-17-2018 02:12 PM

Gorgeous desk, beautifully made. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#8 posted 07-17-2018 02:47 PM

Super cool!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#9 posted 07-17-2018 03:59 PM

This is a beautiful desk or dresser. You did a wonderful job on this piece and the wood is great. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 07-17-2018 04:27 PM

nice work. Are the drawers on top what are in the desk? In other words, does that little hutch tuck into the desk when you want to .

-- Jeff NJ

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#11 posted 07-17-2018 06:13 PM

Looks very nice Martin, well done.

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#12 posted 07-17-2018 06:37 PM

Just stunning!

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#13 posted 07-17-2018 07:12 PM

One gorgeous piece very well done and an additional kudo for the details!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 07-17-2018 07:38 PM

Wow you had me at veneer, and then you started opening up all those storage bins. This is a really fine table/desk.

Thank you for posting, the additional pics were a nice touch. Congrats on a well deserved 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#15 posted 07-17-2018 10:54 PM

Looks like my prediction on the Daily Top 3 came true. Well deserved! ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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