Farmhouse Furniture Desk

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Project by grumpybear7357 posted 05-28-2020 11:38 PM 548 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago a friend of our daughter asked me if I could use some more sawmill lumber. Of course I could use some more lumber. Turns out this lady had a good truck load of pine and white oak stacked in her yard. She simply wanted it gone. My son and I gratefully and gladly hauled it off. Over the ensuing years both my son (GrumpyCub) and I have each made numerous projects from this lumber. The lumber was quite a gift and much appreciated.

Fast forward a few years and current COVID-19 pandemic has had many in our area working from home. Such was the case with the lady that gave us the lumber. She has for two plus months been working on her company computer, at home, on a coffee table. Three weeks ago she called and asked if I could possibly build her a desk. She had a picture from a popular internet site that represented the basic design features. She brought the picture by and we discussed desk size, shape, doorway clearance, material, finishes, etc. I told her I would build the desk for her.

The plan is for her to apply the finish, white painted frame, and walnut stained top with clear – typical farmhouse look.

The above pics show a portion of the lumber she gave us years ago stacked vertically in my shop, and two pics of the finished desk, ready for final sanding and finish. Except the two plywood shelves, the entire pine desk is made from her lumber. Assembly is pocket hole screws (first time using pocket hole screws), some glue up (top), and a few pneumatic finish nails.

It was a fun build. If I receive pics of the finished desk, I will also post them.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. (They hate it when you do that).

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#1 posted 05-29-2020 12:38 AM

i like it,definitely a farmhouse look.

-- 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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#2 posted 05-29-2020 03:00 AM

Nice. That form could serve a lot of purposes. I’m seeing a self serve bar/grilling station piece if you put it in some cedar, or painted it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 05-29-2020 10:47 AM

Very nice. I like the story behind it too.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 05-29-2020 11:46 AM

that looks to be the perfect computer station/desk and the country design is great -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 05-29-2020 01:58 PM

Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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