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Stickley #708 Writing Desk

This is my version of a Stickley #708 writing desk (aka post card desk). It is made from QSWO and measures 40"w, 22" d and 30" h (36" with the stationary gallery). I made a few changed from the original to avoid structural issues found in the antique original. The legs are laminated with qs veneer so that the rays are visible on all sides. The desk is frame and panel construction.

The stationary gallery is removable. The drawers have machine cut dovetails.

The finish is Trans Tint reddish brown dye followed by a seal coat of General Seal A Cell. The glaze coat is General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel stain followed by 3 coats of satin Arm-R-Seal. The desk is finished with clear Briwax. I sanded to 320 and 400 grit between finish coats and 0000 steel wool before the wax.


Michal Bulla

Wow, what a beautiful desk. Great job!

-- -- Michal,


Very nice legs ;-)

-- HorizontalMike


Great grain and stain!

-- -- Art


It looks great and it has all the hallmark of profession work.

Well done

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA


A really nice piece Vincent, I’m a big fan of Stickley.congrats on 4th place

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

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