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Project by bandit571 posted 08-03-2019 01:48 AM 517 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Old desk was too cramped, not enough drawer space. Started with a pile of Ash 1×6s. Raised panels via a hand plane, set into frames. Two frames made the drawer unit, a third frame made the leg unit..buils a pair of webframes to hold the 2 drawers in the knee well…

Recycled some old handle for the main and knee well drawers. Door covers a set of cubby hole shelves…

Top shelf of the hutch has a Live Edge..

Finish is Puritan Pine Stain ( with a dash of dark walnut stain mixed in) then a few coats of Amber Shellac….

About 6 weeks or so to build.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use





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swirt

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#1 posted 08-03-2019 02:06 AM

A very attractive desk. Nice work.

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#2 posted 08-03-2019 02:14 AM

Nice desk. I really like that finish on the Ash.

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#3 posted 08-03-2019 02:15 AM

Great job. Enjoyed following the build with your blog entries. Strong work!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 08-03-2019 02:36 AM

Great looking desk, Bandit! Lots of places to store stuff. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-03-2019 02:40 AM

Fantastic design. That is a great desk.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#6 posted 08-03-2019 02:45 AM

wow beautiful work,i love all the hand tool work you did really shows the craftsmanship.great job bandit.

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

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#7 posted 08-03-2019 02:48 AM

Nice! Was fun watching the blog.
Did you get it moved upstairs yet?
Cheers!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#8 posted 08-03-2019 02:55 AM

yep….

Took two people to get things moved around…

Then do a Test Fit….

Hey…..I fit!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Don Broussard

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#9 posted 08-03-2019 03:10 AM

Nice job on a handsome desk, Bandit!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#10 posted 08-03-2019 03:31 AM



yep….

Took two people to get things moved around…

Then do a Test Fit….

Hey…..I fit!

mission accomplished bandit ! and it looks damn good.

- bandit571


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

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#11 posted 08-03-2019 01:27 PM

Good job bandit.

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#12 posted 08-03-2019 01:44 PM

Nice desk Bandit.
Although if you don’t mind some constructive criticism?
I cringed when I saw the chair braces holding down the hutch. Some small wood braces would have been better
You mortise and dado everything else, then attach the top on the hutch with exposed screws through the top.
Hopefully you plugged them? I couldn’t see.
You have fine dovetailed drawers,
I’m not understanding why you don’t carry the hand built process all the way through the build. So much hard work, to be tainted by some small details is my problem.
Other than that, it’s a fine desk, I’m sure it shall last a life time.

Congrats on the top 3

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#13 posted 08-03-2019 02:02 PM

i simply love the desk color and hardware GREAT JOB :<))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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bandit571

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#14 posted 08-03-2019 10:11 PM

Ok…a few answers are in order:

Screws through the top: More for safety, in case some one just grabs ahold of the top of the Hutch to try and move the entire desk…as I do not trust a glue joint. between the depth of the dado to the top of the top, there is 3/8”...bloody hard to counter bore and plug…and leave enough wood for the screws to hold onto…

Brackets: Ease of tear-down, if ever there is a “Moving Day” again. Hutch can be removed to make things easier to transport, whether across a room, across a house, or to another house. Could have done plugged over pocket screws out front…but, how would I then take things apart? Brackets were chosen because they seemed to match the colour of the finish. can you find all 8 of them?

This is just a desk for my computer…my design….and, looks a lot better than what I was using…

This is after we remove the 4 drawers….and still took 2 people to get this out to the curb. We put the emptied drawers back in…old desk was hauled away last night…someone else seemed to like it…lasted almost 10 years for me….maybe they will get another 10 out of it.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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