Cherry Office Desk

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Project by bigpops0259 posted 01-23-2007 04:41 PM 2901 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project tested my abliity to puzzle solve. Their are 42 raised panels that make the cabinets. 7 dovetailed drawers with full extension glides. The desk breaks down to five pieces for relocating, Top 31×78, Back 76×32, drawer boxes 24×27, and center drawer unit. Connecting the pieces was a puzzle as well. The two drawer boxes hold the center drawer unit with a series of pins, the back snaps to drawer boxes with hafele connectors, and top top mount basicly the same way. Cherry wipe to blend color and oil wipe to drawer boxes and six coats of laquer to the top. All components were all hand machined to fit. There is a matching two work station ,file cabinets and printer table/cabinet group, I will post in a day or two. Thanks for your interest.

-- Marty Ohio

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 01-23-2007 05:20 PM

I love cherry and thats alot of cherry. Nice job.

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#2 posted 01-23-2007 05:38 PM

Very unique and intricate work. Nicely done. Very proportionate. Color and finish came out great. You are a puzzle solver.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 01-23-2007 05:52 PM

That’s a great puzzle, and all pieces seem to fit perfect.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 01-23-2007 07:05 PM

It has my head spinning – and all I’m doing is reading what you did! Your brain must have been smokin’ !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 01-24-2007 11:10 PM

You’ve just got to stop posting these fabulous projects, BP. Makes this ordinary mortal feel most inadequate.

Just kidding of course – love you work!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 03-11-2008 02:44 PM

Great job! I was wondering if anyone had ever tried to make a puzzle desk.

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 03-12-2008 12:42 PM

I am glad that this one came back around. Cherry is my favorite wood with which to work and this piece is gorgeous. With all the raised panels I can see why you were “puzzled” over its construction. Very nicely done. And the finish is excellent as well.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 03-12-2008 01:30 PM

Great work. I like how the grain continues through the panels. Nice detail, nice workmanship.

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Dan Hux

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#9 posted 11-09-2009 10:15 PM

That is really nice in the world did you start something like that? where do you begin? super nice..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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