Desk for my granddaughter

This is another post from L J site:

 This project was completed 3 or 4 years ago, for my oldest granddaughter. All cherry, no secondary woods as is traditional to 17th & 18th century construction. This desk is a modified version of Glenn Huey's Slant-lid Desk on Frame, from his book "Building Fine Furniture". The hardware cost almost as much as the wood for this project. Finish is just General Finish's Arm-R-Seal.
Thanks for looking, 


Wonderful desk.   Like the supports for the lid/desk surface.    Nicely done.


Very nice, it will be an heirloom for sure.

.................. John D....................

Very nice work Oldtool,
It's almost as if you've done this stuff before. 😉
Very clean,  I like the pull out rests for the desk top.
Thanks, for sharing.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

I think in the Olde Days, that design was called a Captains Desk.  I made one similar, and nowhere near as nice, in High school woodshop.

No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

That is one fine piece of furniture, really like the features that are built into it. Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains

very nice work oldtool. a quality piece that will be passed down the generations.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Thank you guys for the positive comments, very much appreciated.
If interested, I highly recommend Glenn Huey's book as mentioned in the description, it provides a step by step set of instructions that make building this very easy.
The hardware may have been expensive but the project deserved it. Nice desk!
Wonderful build!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Cool desk - now I want one :)
Liked it on LJ and I like it here.

Well done!


That's definitely an heirloom piece.   Quality and style like this never go out of fashion.

I tried to convince my daughter that I could make something like this for her.  Unfortunately, she was too impatient to wait and found something on FB Marktplace made out of OSB.  I keep hoping she will realize the error of her ways and allow me to make something half as nice as this.
That’s a good looking piece of furniture 
Grandpa certainly blessed his granddaughter!  What a lovely heirloom piece!

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

A Classic! 
Nicely done and nicely finished.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Beautiful, I like the old style look to it. Excellent job,   Mike
That is one beautiful desk...and a family heirloom!!!!!!!!!!!  Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day