Desks

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Portable Writing Desk

Writing letters longhand is one of life’s simple pleasures, as is building this traditional lap desk. By David Thiel Pages: 70-75 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now The portable writing desk was an integral part of 18th and 19th century life, when writing was the only form of long-distance communication....

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Arts & Mysteries: The Standing Desk, Finished

Built with traditional joinery and tools, this year-long project looks at home in an 18th-century shop. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 24-27 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now This is the last article in my year-long series on building a standing desk for my shop. In this article I’ll show the...

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Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – Period Details

Use elements of antique furniture to evoke period style. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 26-28 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now I’ve almost finished building my standing desk for my workshop. In this installment, I’ll discuss the approach I used to outfit the interior of my desk. From the November 2007...

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Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – Mysteries of 18th-century Drawers

Practical factors influence drawer construction. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 24-27 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Eighteenth-century cabinetmakers constructed drawers in a variety of ways. The differences have thus far been attributed to either the period of construction or regional differences. Some differences appear to be functional improvements over earlier...

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Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – The Upper Case

Those who forget the past are destined to spend too much time making stuff. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 20-22 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now This is part four in my series on building a standing desk for my workshop. In my previous article, I built the lower case, using...

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Arts & Mysteries: Standing Desk – The Lower Case

How to build your first as if it’s your hundredth. By Adam Cherubini Pages: 28-30 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now Period accounts indicate 18th-century American cabinetmakers typically produced a wide variety of products. They were neither quite as specialized as some would have it, nor did they produce particularly...

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Knockdown Computer Desk

ladders form the base of this knockdown desk — simple steps to a higher education in woodworking. By Hunter Lang Pages: 58-62 From the November 2009 issue #179 Buy this issue now I’m in the midst of preparing for college, so I need a desk that is functional but also portable, so that I...