Desks

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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...

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Providence Writing Desk

Gentle curves and elegant details provide a place to get work done in style. By Mario Rodriguez Pages: 44-49 From the April 2009 issue #175 Buy this issue now A friend of mine recently moved into a small apartment in Providence and needed a place from which she could pay bills, do paperwork and...

Chuck Bender's Slant-lid Desk

This morning Chuck Bender from Acanthus Workshop stopped by the office on his way to deliver a piece of furniture to a client outside Cincinnati. After the traditional 15 minutes of Glen D. Huey and Chuck exchanging pastries (it’s Chuck’s birthday) and giving each other a rash of crap, Chuck let us have a...

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Contemporary Torsion-box Desk

This sharp-looking desk is sturdy and easy to make using basic tools and simple joinery. By David Thiel & John Hutchinson Pages: 80-85 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now John Hutchinson is much more than Popular Woodworking’s illustrator. He’s also a talented furniture designer. When an e-mail comes in from...

Standing Desk Part 3: The Lower Case

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 great quantities of any one product.