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Project by Runner posted 09-24-2020 10:25 PM 1299 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife requested I build her a desk since COVID has created a shortage of desks available to purchase, and everyone in our household is working/schooling virtually. My inspiration is taken from the traditional arts and crafts style and I added a few of tweaks of my own. The joinery is mostly dowels to keep the build time to the minimum (love my Dowelmax) and the finish is Rubio Monocoat Smoke 5%.

Also, I built this using my QSWO “scraps” and I had to add a “bowtie” to stop a crack forming on the table top.

Size: 48 width x 22 depth x 28 height (my wife is 5’2”)

-- Kjell - Eau Claire WI

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#1 posted 09-25-2020 12:27 AM

Nice job, soon you will be in business if you keep making the desk.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 09-25-2020 02:25 AM

Nice design and implementation. A good classic desk with the dutchman thrown in for visual interest.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 09-25-2020 02:31 AM

Very nice.

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#4 posted 09-25-2020 02:58 AM

Excellent craftsmanship aside, you have a great eye for design. That’s a classic.

-- Dennis 'We are all faced with a series of great opportunities, brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.' Charles Swindoll

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#5 posted 09-25-2020 09:32 AM

Very well done!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 09-25-2020 01:32 PM

Nice and clean! Beautiful desk….

-- Michael

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#7 posted 09-25-2020 01:44 PM

Great Job!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#8 posted 09-25-2020 05:21 PM

Really like the look! Well done

-- Pete

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#9 posted 09-25-2020 06:38 PM

Very nice and clean. The bowtie is a nice touch.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#10 posted 09-27-2020 02:20 PM

Love the design. Very clean, great job!!!

-- RKWoods

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#11 posted 09-29-2020 10:01 AM

Exultant job. I really like the tapered legs , recessed draw fronts and the Dutchman. Well done.

-- Have a great day.

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#12 posted 10-09-2020 09:03 PM

That is a really nice looking desk! Great job!

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