Soft Maple Office Desk and Chest of Drawers

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Project by redantpile posted 01-18-2014 05:38 PM 1976 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple desk and chest with solid tops and fronts and maple plywood sides. The slides are Blum 563h. This time I tried Varathane natural that claims to dry in a hour. It worked very well. Using that and polycrylic satin made my finish time go much faster. I wet sand with 600 grit between coats. There is a lot of wire management hidden in the back. I was tired of looking at all of those cables. The top drawer of the chest is for all of the gadgets that need charging. I may build some sort of fabric cover to hide the wireless router that sits on top, and maybe something to organize the tablets. I finally bought a couple of decent hand planes and used those to even the tops after glue up. It took some time but was definitely better than sanding alone. The two Cherry boards were just for fun.

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 03:16 AM

Clean lines and beautiful wood! It sure is rewarding to build something that will see everyday use. It makes it more special, I think.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 01:54 PM

Nice desk. You’ll enjoy working on that for years to come.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 12:27 PM

It is beautiful. The drawer for your devises is some good thinking. I’ve never seen that before. The Cherry really adds some contrast to the pieces too. Nice work.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#4 posted 01-23-2014 02:28 PM

Great looking and well made projects! Gorgeous wood, great design and very functional builds that will serve you well for many years. Excellent job!

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