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Project by AandCstyle posted 02-10-2020 03:04 PM 1046 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son, Greg, asked me to make a desk for him. My usual approach is to have him find pix of what he likes and I take it from there. I did a blog, which highlights most of the details.

As I mentioned, Greg is, also, an amateur photographer so he sent me a number of pix. Here is the desk after he reassembled his hardware.

If anyone has any additional questions…

Thanks for looking and for any comments.

-- Art

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 02-10-2020 03:13 PM

It came out looking very nice, Art.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 02-10-2020 04:03 PM

Wow. Excellent job Art. I betcha that sucker is heavy. That’s a piece that should stand the test of time. Well done.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 02-10-2020 04:08 PM

Beautiful desk. I like the subtle float of the top. Very classy.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 02-10-2020 04:28 PM

Slabtacular Art 8^)

I can’t really imagine a desk where I could move my legs and feet around so much 8^) I see you need to get busy making more treasures to fill that room. Nice to see the full scale effect of the apron. Those legs are going nowhere!

A few “nits” to pick.

A desk like that should be sat behind. He needs to pull it out from the corner and place the chair between it and the wall. Turns that small room into an executive office!

Those exposed fasteners underneath, I’d definitely bang my noggin while crawling around to wire everything up.

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#5 posted 02-10-2020 05:52 PM

I second that comment, get it away from the wall! It is too nice to not be the center of attention.

Well done!

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#6 posted 02-10-2020 07:17 PM

Likely that support underneath also hides a ton of wires. If you saw the backside I’m sure the desk would look nice but you would see all the cables. I like the desk, keep it where it is.

-- Ty

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#7 posted 02-10-2020 07:23 PM

Beautiful clean modern and functional.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#8 posted 02-10-2020 07:47 PM

Looks Great. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 02-10-2020 11:44 PM

Beautiful. The finish looks like you can still feel the wood grain. (not sure if that is true) but it looks that way. May I ask what is the black board in the back for? Interesting.

-- Petey

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#10 posted 02-11-2020 12:59 AM

My thanks to everyone!

Mark, I estimate that it is 160-175 pounds. I enjoyed carrying the top up the stairs with a 90* corner where we had to lift it over the railing. ;) I’m too old for that stuff.

Splint, his office is really the smallest bedroom in their house. Even if it were away from the wall, nobody would see it. I think it takes up about 25% of the floor space. I wrestled with the exposed bolt heads but finally decided that I preferred the bit of additional strength especially since they are mostly invisible.

Petey, the black board is just an accent board and is just another board comprising the desk.. Take a look at the first page of the blog to find the link to the inspiration piece. It is by a modern Italian designer.

-- Art

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#11 posted 02-11-2020 01:05 AM

You did a great job Art. I came out better than I imagined. The black rear part contrasts wonderfully with the walnut.
Even the the color of the wall works well with the color of the wood.
I like it better without the items on it. It looks like there should be art pieces displayed on it at a museum.

-- James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 02-11-2020 01:20 AM

Looks great Art. Sturdy as hell I bet?
I can see and appreciate the hard work that it takes, even though it looks simplistic.
Well done!

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#13 posted 02-11-2020 02:25 AM

That sure turned out great! It should be around for generations.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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