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Andy Kev.

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Here are a couple of pics of a simple computer desk. One leg has cocked a bit but as I'm probably going to move soon, I'll probably let it settle into its new home before correcting.

I reckon I could have made the legs a bit thinner and more tapered to make it look a bit more elegant but as it's my first bash at a desk, I'm not wholly displeased with it.
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I think that’s great, like the way you matched up the boards on the top. I also made a lockdown desk. The leg size and weight I also struggled with as I know at some point someone will sit on it.

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Thank you very much for the kind comments.

The matching up of the boards was less than ideal. It's nearly all cherry but I thought the grain looked slightly unbalanced so I ripped down a piece of walnut to give me a book matched pair of about 2" by 1/8" and then inlaid them into the cherry, the idea being to create more visual balance. If I'd been really clever, I would have thought of walnut breadboard ends as well.

The finish is nothing more special than just four coats of Danish Oil.
 

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Thank you very much for the kind comments.

The matching up of the boards was less than ideal. It's nearly all cherry but I thought the grain looked slightly unbalanced so I ripped down a piece of walnut to give me a book matched pair of about 2" by 1/8" and then inlaid them into the cherry, the idea being to create more visual balance. If I'd been really clever, I would have thought of walnut breadboard ends as well.

The finish is nothing more special than just four coats of Danish Oil.
Ah ha, that’s crafty!
 
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