"RV" Desk

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Project by thelastdetailcww posted 11-06-2012 06:19 AM 6422 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This oak desk was made to fit in one of the slide outs of an RV. The owners are soon going to be full time “RV’ers” and wanted a place to write letters and postcards to family besides the dinning table. Anyone with a RV whether it is a tow behind, fifth wheel or class a and above knows that realestate is a premium.

I had 35 in length, 24 of depth by 32 inches of height to play with and I used every bit of it. The cabinet on the right could not come up over the window. The bottom drawer has files that run length wise. As you’re sitting at the desk and you open the drawer so you can easily read them. I made a smaller box with mail slots to better utilize the space I had to “play” with. The single leg was for easier in and out/access being that there is a recliner just to the side not visible being that I took it out while I bolted the desk to the studs. The desk had to match the existing decor and color. The owners did not want the desk to look like an add on.


-- Ken

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 10:52 AM

Pretty cool. Does it collapse and stow away when they are travelling?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 12:03 PM

Very nice design and work!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 01:14 PM

You did a realy nice job on that.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#4 posted 11-06-2012 01:18 PM

The desk does not collapse.

-- Ken

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#5 posted 11-06-2012 05:43 PM

you achieved your goals… size constraint, owner preferences, functional and attractive.

well done. Kind of like working below decks on a boat… although I think an RV is spacious by comparison… lol… and the RV isn’t rolling side to side as you work.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 11-06-2012 09:20 PM

Beautiful and efficient.

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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#7 posted 11-06-2012 09:36 PM

That is out of the box thinking! Pure talent and skill. Thumbs up!

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#8 posted 11-07-2012 06:14 AM

This looks more than great. How did you know where the wall studs were…......................

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 11-07-2012 06:30 AM

i like it, very pretty:)

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