The Writing Desk: FINISHED!
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  Re: The Writing Desk: FINISHED! by Philip1231 (My first post on the...)
Well, after fooling around with drill presses and bench vises, I have finally gotten back to WW. Glued up the writing desk base and drawer runners: next up is the drawer.

   
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  Re: The Writing Desk: FINISHED! by Philip1231 (My first post on the...)
Will be watching closely, I have a nice slab of cherry I need to do something with.
Desk could replace a cheap piece.  Big Grin
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  Re: RE: The Writing Desk by BrokenOlMarine (Will be watching clo...)
Beautiful work, Phillip.  Love the view from your shop, too.  We basement dwellers notice those things immediately.  

John
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  Re: The Writing Desk: FINISHED! by Philip1231 (My first post on the...)
Looking good!  We all love a good build thread.

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  Re: The Writing Desk: FINISHED! by Philip1231 (My first post on the...)
I have finally completed the Writing Desk. It took longer than I expected, as it usually does.

Highlights:  I modified the original Christian Becksvoort design to make it slightly less Shaker and slightly more contemporary. The front, back and sides of the top have slight faired curves that I think kicks it up a notch in terms of overall appearance. I continued the curved theme by including a curve on the drawer front: not easy to see any of this in the photos, unfortunately. The black dot in the center of the drawer front is an ebony inlay: I included this design feature to match a similar design detail on the furnishings in the room where this will be housed. I made the top from two nice pieces of curly cherry that I was saving for just this project: it has lots of character, just the way I like it. Pinned mortise/tenon joints on the legs are regulation Shaker. The drawer frame is maple, and the scraps I scrounged for this ended up having a nice tiger stripe:  a nice surprise each time you open the drawer, Drawer bottom is nearly clear eastern white pine. The goal was to build a desk that had a light look: not a fan of the traditional desks that have rows of drawers from top to floor on either end. I think this will fit well in the room it was designed for, and I look forward to the day when I can sit at this desk at write my last mortgage check!

Next project: a bed (shaker, of course). Stay tuned for more exciting developments!

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  Re: The Writing Desk: FINISHED! by Philip1231 (My first post on the...)
Magnificent looking work.
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  Re: The Writing Desk: FINISHED! by Philip1231 (My first post on the...)
Very nice. I really like the grain on the top and the drawer construction.
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  Re: The Writing Desk: FINISHED! by Philip1231 (My first post on the...)
Geez, that piece is just gorgeous! super craftsmanship too.

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#29
  Re: The Writing Desk: FINISHED! by Philip1231 (My first post on the...)
Nice looking desk. Love the look of the wood.
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#30
  Re: The Writing Desk: FINISHED! by Philip1231 (My first post on the...)
I love it.  It has a nice size but it looks as it is almost not there.  Very nice work.
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