Even though it's furniture I posted 2 pictures of my desk on APBW. All
of my detractors can have a field day picking it apart. The rest of
you, please offer constructive advice on how to improve on it so that
the next time I will do better. There's so much to learn! Coopering,
wood bending, veneering, and at the rate I'm going I'll be dead of old
age before I try out all the techniques! Or I'll be in the poor house
from buying more tools. :)
Dave, Dave, Dave,
You did a good job. Too bad you had to cheapen it by lying about
using plans. That's the same exact desk that was in Wood magazine a
few months ago.
I don't quite get it, is it un-manly to use plans? Are we suppossed
to be impressed with your superior abilities because you didn't use
Are you ever not a horse-dick?
People want to know,
Very nice!! The only thing that I see that you can improve on are the
drawer fronts. It appears that they may be glue-ups. To improve the
esthetics you can either use a solid piece or more carefully match the
grain. Other than that, nice job for a first piece.
Bay Area Dave wrote:
thanks, there was some discussion about how wide a solid piece should
be. I ended up doing glue-ups before I realized I could have used solid
pieces. There's always NEXT time, though! I was too frugal with the
lumber I had bought for the project.
Jeff Zahnle wrote:
I looked at your desk and have to say you did a great job. I read a few of
the other comments, but I don't really see anything major wrong with it.
Actually, I don't even see anything really "wrong" at all. Every project is
a learning experience, so whatever you take away for the next one makes it
all good. I'm about to post on my latest project, and I'll tell you, I'm
still pretty annoyed by the stupid mistakes I make that add up to big
"goofs" in the final product. Things like that really make me have even
more respect for the craftsman that put work together nearly "perfect" and
do it probably 10 times faster than I ever will (and I doubt I'll ever even
What's next on the list?
To Both Mike and Dave,
There is no such thing as perfection when it comes to woodworking,
For years I have always wanted to hang my shingle and say 'Hers George
I have been at it for years a good many and I humbly submit that I am Good,
Well let me rephrase that, I'm damn good,
That being said I have never ever made a perfect piece, the day that I fell
that I did, I will Quit.
I'm still practicing and still learning
Dave I would like to see a pic of your desk It happened that I do not have
that post on APBW
But have read all of the post about it.
Thanks for your approval, Mike! I pretty much agree with all of the
constructive comments about the desk. I had some reservations about
some of the details, and they were pointed out to me over on ABPW. Like
the pencil drawer; it's centered between the stiles, but not in the
space where you sit, because of the stub of a stile on the right side.
What's next? Probably a little end table for SWMBO for next to her
favorite little SWMBO-sized rocker. OR, a letter tray for my desk. :)
What are you about to post? You get a lot more done in the same amount
of time than I do. I think I don't spend enough time in the shop.
Mike in Mystic wrote:
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