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Project by plots posted 01-07-2008 04:25 AM 1789 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I made for my daughters birthday. I had made the dresser that you can see in the picture a couple years before, but she was getting to the age were she needed a real desk and not the hand-me-down of mine when I was a kid. It’s made from maple. The top was made using maple plywood wrapped with 8/4 hardwood. The cabinet sides and shelves are maple plywood as well, fronted with a 3/4 bull nose. It was my first experience with doveltailing. I used the incra system to create the half blind dovetails. I’m a big fan of full extension draw glides, so I used those on the drawers. I drew the project in Autocad as you can see from the picture below. I can’t think of much more. My daughter really loved it. I think you can see that from the expression on her face.

If you are interested in the complete plan for this project, go here

-- ~Plots -

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#1 posted 01-07-2008 04:27 AM

looks great…welcome to LJ’s…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 01-07-2008 04:29 AM

Greatr job! The client looks pleased, too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-07-2008 04:30 AM

She should spend a lot of quality time at that desk. Nice job.

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#4 posted 01-07-2008 04:30 AM

Yes a happy client, and hope the payment was on time.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 01-07-2008 04:33 AM

I’m confused… that a floor in your kids room? I know we had a floor put in both my kids rooms when the house was built….......but it’s since been lost.

Nice looking desk….....and the recipient seems to be proud of it too.

-- Jim, Michigan

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#6 posted 01-07-2008 04:45 AM

Same thought went through my mind about the floor.
Think my kids floor has been sucked into a black hole.

Very nice desk, clean, simple, functional and beautiful.
She’ll get many years of enjoyment from it I’m sure.

-- Still learning everything

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#7 posted 01-07-2008 07:14 PM

Nice desk, lucky daughter. This will be treasured I’m sure.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#8 posted 01-07-2008 07:36 PM

Very nice job! I’m sure she will enjoy it for years to come.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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