Custom Cherry Built-In Desk

In 2008 we completed our home office with a custom built cherry desk to dress the exposed brick wall. It was our first attempt at custom furniture/cabinetry woodworking and it turned out quite nicely. The collection of posts below outline our process in constructing and finishing the desk. We know there are plenty of things we'd do differently now if we had it to do all over again, but we absolutely love the way it turned out and love sitting at it while crafting plog posts.


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As you may have seen in my last post about our custom office desk, we had great success in both designing and constructing a piece of “furniture” that was consistent with the style of our 1850’s antique bookcase inspiration. This was a particularly important aspect to the project as we wanted...
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In previous posts we've covered our journey in our initial attempt to build our completely custom home office desk, the headache we endured in constructing the desk top, and the construction of the upper storage areas, bringing our project to the point where the desk was actually a desk. We had...
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After the completion of the first two steps of our DIY office desk, completion of the base cabinets as well as our mistake-ridden creation of our office desk's solid cherry surface, we were both relieved to have a desk one could call functional.  However, functional and complete are two very different...
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In our last post about the construction of our custom built in cherry office desk, we covered the basic construction and first steps of staining the lower cabinet portion of the piece. We were off to a great start, though constantly checking for level and plumb against the very out...
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If you missed it, our house was featured yesterday in an Apartment Therapy House Tour. We are quite honored to be included in their running list of eclectic, cool, interesting, and often downright stunning houses. One of the items that garnered a bit of focus in the article and interest from some...
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