Walnut desk (with struggle) for my better half

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Project by AviH posted 05-22-2022 07:21 PM 667 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

64” x 20” solid top walnut. Cases from walnut plywood; metal legs.
struggled again with square and chipped walnut on the plywood – far from perfect but it is done!
first major furniture i made – and it is still standing (less than month).

-- Avi NYC/Port Washington

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#1 posted 05-22-2022 07:59 PM

The desk looks nice, liking the raised portion of the top. As for cutting plywood, try printers tape in the cut line, also start out with a new sharp blade if you are cutting with a circular saw. I use a zero clearance fence for the circular saw breaking down plywood. (A 1×6 with a piece of hardboard attached to it, then cut the excess off the hardboard) c-clamps hold the fence in position.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#2 posted 05-22-2022 08:27 PM

Good looking project. Screams Mid-Century-Modern. Very nice work!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 05-22-2022 08:58 PM

Love the floating top!
Great design and nicely done.
Keep it up!

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#4 posted 05-23-2022 01:52 AM

Great design – really like the floating top. The grain of the walnut really is eye catching as well. Nice job!

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#5 posted 05-25-2022 01:57 AM

Nicely done. It looks great.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 05-27-2022 01:54 AM

That is really great!

I would hide under it in an earthquake.

Roughly, how much did all that walnut cost? I am always pained when I buy any nice wood.

-- Go team!

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#7 posted 05-27-2022 02:20 AM

over $1000 for the walnut… the top is one slab 2” thick 64×20 … heavy in weight and in cost

-- Avi NYC/Port Washington

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#8 posted 05-27-2022 03:49 PM

Came together nicely!

-- Pax - Maryland

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