K-D Mission Desk

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Project by handi posted 10-31-2013 12:16 PM 1893 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest big build is this knock-down Mission style desk. I modified plans I found in a book from 1910. I made it deeper (from 12” to 16”) to make it more stable and so it fits a 17” laptop inside.

It can be taken apart, shipped flat and re-assembled without tools. Simply pull the back up and out, pop the wedges from the sides and it comes apart. Perfect for dorm rooms and college apartments.

It is featured in the current (Nov/Dec 2013) issue of Woodworker's Journal Magazine.

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#1 posted 10-31-2013 03:38 PM

Great work! Thanks for posting…love the idea.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#2 posted 10-31-2013 10:38 PM

It is too nice a piece for a dorm or college apartment. Save it for when the student is a little older and will appreciate it. The through tenons and pegs look great.

-- Art

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#3 posted 11-01-2013 01:04 PM

Art, it will go to my older daughter. She is living in her first apartment in Savannah going to Law School, so in all likelyhood I will be involved in the next couple of moves she makes! I’ll be glad of the KD desk at that point!

Thanks for the kind words

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#4 posted 11-04-2013 02:37 PM

Great idea! Like the style very practical and functional. It’s also convenient to carry and store. A great desk for a room with limited space. Great job!

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#5 posted 10-14-2016 04:49 PM

This turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 10-14-2016 05:10 PM

Thank you all for the kind words!

You can find a free PDF download of the article on my Website, along with full plans for sale that go much deeper than a 6 page magazine article can.

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