Student Desk

by   Barry Boyer 

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Project:  Student Desk with Keyboard Drawer
Design:  Barry Boyer
Materials:  Red Oak, Oak Veneer Plywood and Poplar
Finish: Antique Oak Stain with Polyurethane Gel
Year of Construction:  1998

High Desk

by  Dave Lewis

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Purpose: Make an item suitable for auction at One Special Christmas.
Materials/Techniques: The desk and stool were crafted from solid Black Cherry. Mortise and Tenon joints were used for the base and the stool while the top and bottom of the desk were jointed with biscuit splines. The frame for the top is mitered and splined at the corners. The pigeon holes inside the desk are fabricated of cherry veneer and may be removed.
Finish: Cherry stain and hand rubbed tung oil.
Year of construction: 1994


by  John McAlister

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Project: Prepare detail plans and build a Newport Secretary for our home.
Design: Copy of a Towsend - Goddard 18th century desk.
Materials: Mahogany with poplar secondary.
Finish: Varnish
Size: 100"h X 42"w X 23"d.

Note of Interest: One of the nine original Townsend - Goddard desks sold at auction in 1989 for $12.1M, the highest price ever paid for an American made item of furniture.

Boston Bomb'e

by  Jim Moon

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Purpose: To craft a desk inspired by a piece attributed to John Cogswell of Boston cira 1770-1785
Materials/Techniques: The primary wood is mahogany and the secondary woods are popular and white pine. The desk features ball and claw feet and Bomb's sides sculpted from a single solid mahogany plank. Drawer sides confirm to the curve of the sides and are dovetailed. The piece includes ten hidden drawers.
Size: 48"wx96"hx24"d

Secretary Desk

by  Bob Reading

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Purpose: Make an item for One Special Christmas
Materials: Constructed of Cherry with door panels and drawer fronts of Birdseye Maple.
Plans: Woodworkers Journal -Vol. 13, No. 6. Nov./Dec., 1989
Size: 36"w x 67"h

Secretary Desk

by  Ted Sellers

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Materials: Honduras Mahogany cabinet. Doors veneered with Lacewood. Drawers of Spalted Ashe.

Year of Construction: 1988

Writing Table

by  Bob Reading

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Purpose: Construct an item for One Special Christmas.
Materials: Ash with drawer slides and accents of Walnut.
Plans: WOOD magazine issue #32, Dec. 1989
Size: 44"wx42"h