Writing Table

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Project by unclearthur posted 10-05-2020 06:17 AM 851 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a writing table I made as a gift. The person wanted the top to be hinged, which is maybe a little strange for a writing table, but easier to build then a drawer.

I used contrasting boards for the central stripe and breadboards because I had 2 pieces of cherry both with some nice grain, but they would have sort of clashed; the idea was to sort of ‘frame them’ with the walnut pieces.

Anyways, happy with it other than not a great job on the finish. Still learning to spray.

Cherry & walnut finished with lacquer.

Thanks for lookin’

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#1 posted 10-05-2020 06:41 PM

Well done. Terrific workmanship.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#2 posted 10-05-2020 08:11 PM

My two favorite woods Very sweet design and execution. And a fine gift…

-- Bstrom

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#3 posted 10-06-2020 01:40 AM

Very attractive desk. Nice joinery too. I’ve never understood the concept of a lift top, clearly it is for people that never have anything on their desk . I have never fallen into that category ;) But if that is what the customer wanted, good job delivering on it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 10-06-2020 11:23 AM

very nice desk, great lumber selection

-- 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 10-13-2020 11:56 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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