Maple Lincoln Desk

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Project by David posted 03-25-2008 11:14 PM 1673 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Suposedly ~ Lil’ Abe had a table like this for a desk: according to a book that had the plans for it. I didn’t design this project. It makes a nice end table with shelf for some books. Too small for a desk. I made mine out of maple and spend forever sanding the little nooks and cranies by hand even with emery boards. No easy task. Finished with a tung oil ~ no stain.

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#1 posted 03-25-2008 11:22 PM

wow thats really nice. it would bring a tear to ol’ Abe’s eye. great job!

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#2 posted 03-26-2008 12:26 AM

I’ve never seen one before. Looks great!

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

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#3 posted 03-26-2008 10:01 AM

That is really nice. Good job.

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#4 posted 03-26-2008 10:59 AM

Yes, very nice, I like to see a table that has different shaping, I have never seen that design before.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#5 posted 03-26-2008 12:31 PM


This is a unique design. And while it can be tedious, sanding is unfortunately a necessity. Too often we, as woodworkers, tend to get in a rush to complete a project after the construction is finished forgetting that as much time should go into the finishing steps as did the construction.

Nice job on this table. By the way don’t be hesitant about posting more pictures. You have three slots to work with so use them all to showcase your project.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#6 posted 03-31-2008 01:06 AM

Nice table, my father made one just like this only with mahogany.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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