Shaker style desk - complete

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desk for my daughter to match the bedside table. since it’s opaque-stained balck, I mixed and matched the woods – maple, pine and poplar here and there, but mostly sycamore. The top is birch ply banded with maple.

this is my last furniture project using pocket holes (or such is my plan) – time to force myself traditional joinery.

the drawer was hand-dovetailed, but most of the rest was pocket screwed

I love my Kreg jig and credit it with getting me kickstarted back into woodworking, no knock on the jig or the method, just time for me to take (what I feel is the) next step.

thanks for looking!

-- John - Central PA -

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 11:04 PM

real nice.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ,

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 02:04 AM

Very elegant : )
Can I get the dimensions from you , please ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 03:21 AM

Nice job! I’m interested in seeing your upcoming work minus the Kreg Jig!

-- Williamsport, MD

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 03:54 AM


You gotta love the simplistic beauty of the Shaker style!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 10:02 PM

Great shaker style desk, I am sure the picture does not do it justice as I would love to see the grain pattern on this.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 08:08 AM

That style of table rules. Lovely job.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 04:50 PM

Great work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 05:29 PM

Nicely done ,I know your daughter has to love it.


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#9 posted 05-02-2012 05:41 PM

Thank you all for your kind words! Dusty56 it is 21” deep, 41” wide, 31” tall with 25” of vertical legroom below the drawer. Dimensions were based on the target location and user.

-- John - Central PA -

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 11:16 PM

Thank you JC : )
I would like to get rid of this particle board computer desk and build a nice one like yours !!
Thanks for the inspiration.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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