Pennsylvania Desk on Frame

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Project by Woodoc posted 02-03-2019 12:14 AM 2233 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Desk on Frame was started at Lonnies Bird’s School in Dandridge, TN. His plans orriginally called for a frame to have tapered legs and the desk was drawn up based on a period MA desk. I wanted to have cabriole legs so, with Lonnie’s help, I redesigned the frame. I used trifed feet so now I call it a Pennsylvania desk.

This project was a load of fun. The gallery was completed at Lonnie’s as part of a one week class. This class has become one of his most popular offerings. I recommend it.

Please, don’t look too close at my fans. They are pretty ragged. But, I had a blast working on them.

Happy woodworking!

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

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#1 posted 02-03-2019 12:30 AM

This is a wonderful piece. I see a lot of details and am glad to here you had fun building it. I like the cabriole legs with the trifed feet. That came out just great. Congrats!

-- AJ

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#2 posted 02-03-2019 12:30 AM

Beautiful desk. Would be nice to have one like that some day.

-- ~Daniel

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#3 posted 02-03-2019 01:21 AM

Wow. Superb work. Truly an heirloom piece.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 02-03-2019 02:30 AM

always wanted to spend a week at Lonnie’s school Looks like it would be a week well spent

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#5 posted 02-03-2019 03:26 AM

i thought your chair was great,this is spectacular.and i did look close,looks pretty damn good to are a true craftsman,congrats.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 02-03-2019 05:46 AM

The fans are fine, I won’t even post my attempt.

A fine looking desk, I like the design. Well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 02-03-2019 07:52 AM

Beautiful, on another level, really great.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#8 posted 02-03-2019 12:25 PM


-- Petey

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#9 posted 02-03-2019 01:56 PM

really beautiful desk – again great work and thanks for the perfect photos

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 02-03-2019 02:39 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#11 posted 02-03-2019 02:45 PM

Well Done!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 02-03-2019 03:27 PM

Absolutely stunning! Great job!

-- Brian in Texas

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#13 posted 02-03-2019 04:04 PM

I like this design!

-- WoodWork ideas for you

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#14 posted 02-03-2019 05:20 PM

“Please, don’t look too close at my fans.”

Life (woodworking) is a journey, enjoy the ride. If everything came out perfect, what would we work on then?!

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#15 posted 02-03-2019 07:24 PM

Wow. That is amazing! Very nice work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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