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  • #133373
    Marilyn Moreno
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    I’ve been working on a desk organizer/charging box for a couple of months. Last night I did the last of the glue-ups.

    I picked up the plan for this on Amazon after seeing various versions of the box in lumberjocks.com.
    This project has rabbet joints, dado joints, rail & style panel and I did dovetails on the draw instead of the grooves and dadoes it called for in the plan.

    Many firsts for me:
    Rail & Style
    Veneered panel and draw bottom
    More than 1 dovetail per side
    Arches
    Needless to say I learned a lot. Glue-up was the hardest part for the main box: trying to figure out how best place the clamps and keep everything square.

    Still have to apply the finish, after the last glue is done.

    Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA

    #133377
    Marilyn Moreno
    Participant

    BTW,
    Wood is poplar, with a myrtlewood veneer and a walnut draw knob.
    Here are a few more pics.

    Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA

    #133381
    redwood
    Participant

    Nice job, it looks great. 😉

    #133383
    Martin McColl
    Participant

    Looking good, nice contrast choices.

    Martin ... Tucson, Arizona, USA.

    #133387
    Peter George
    Participant

    That looks really good.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #133389
    chemical_cake
    Participant

    Looks great, I bet it will attract a lot of attention on your desk.

    One thing I don’t understand – is the shelf above the drawer removable, or is that a pre-glue pic? If it is removable, what is the benefit?

    Matt

    Southampton, UK

    #133393
    Derek Long
    Participant

    Very nice!

    I like working with poplar. It’s light and easy to work, but not as knotty as pine. Looks good, too.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #133452
    Marilyn Moreno
    Participant

    Guys, Thanks


    @chemical_cake
    : That is a pre-glue up pic. I needed to be sure I could adjust the draw rails, once main part was glued, so didn’t glue that until the end.. No need for it to be removable.
    The box is a gift for my sister. She’s making space on her desk for it.


    @delong1974
    : Yes, I like poplar over pine as well. I like the color richness and nuances. And it’s so easy to plane and shape..

    The entire box got it’s coat of oil, now I’m waiting for some drying time before i finish with poly.

    Marilyn

    Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA

    #133453
    trooper82
    Participant

    She is going to love it Marilyn! Fantastic job you did.

    #133459
    Wayne
    Participant

    Great job. I really like the color contrast.

    Wayne

    #134155
    Marilyn Moreno
    Participant

    Organizer is in its home. I put on 3 coats of poly (satin finish).
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    Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA

    #134160
    redwood
    Participant

    Nice work, it looks great.

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