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post #1 of 13 Old 11-16-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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a commisioned quilting desk for the mrs.

My wife loves quilting but never had a great place to set up shop so last x-mas I designed her dream desk.
its 6ft wide 30" deep the bottom drawer is 28" deep and 36" wide (I could rent these drawers out as small apartments.) the top drawer is a pull out ironing board with some stoage underneathe and the sewing machine is sunken to the height of the rest of the desk.
this by far is the coolest thing ive designed and made from scratch (no plans)
the camera really does not due the desk justice.
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post #2 of 13 Old 11-16-2012, 10:24 PM
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Very nice for someone who doesn't make quilts to know how to design it. Lol
I'm sure wifey had her hands in it to?
Great job, it looks nice.

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Very nice! Some great features in that desk. Oh and I am sure it won't be long until she wishes those drawers were bigger so she could store even more material in them.It just like our shop space there is never enough
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post #4 of 13 Old 11-17-2012, 06:38 AM
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That's awesome! I am going to show this to my wife. She has an old sewing cabinet from the 50's and it lacks in the right hand work area and the pull out ironing drawer is a great idea. Obviously you and your wife put some planning into it. I'd love to hear back after she works a quilt on it and see if there's anything she'd change as a quilter. You've got a winner there.
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I started to type that your wife's desk is a desk any wife would be proud to have. Then I had second thoughts.

My wife would hate it. She even got rid of her sewing machine.

Congratulations for a great piece of design and construction.

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That will serve her for many years to come. Looks like there was a lot of thought that went into the build. I am definitely NOT showing Mrs Kenbo this one. Fantastic work.

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That is very nice. Very professional looking!
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That is one fine workstation----wow---no other words come to mind---just wow---
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That's some beautiful work!

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Great looking project
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Please tell me there are some plans somewhere so my husband can build me one! I am in love with this desk!!!
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Please tell me there are some plans somewhere so my husband can build me one! I am in love with this desk!!!
Tonya in Texas
T.G. Walrus hasn't been here in six years so it's unlikely you would hear from him. It's a pretty simple cabinet which shouldn't be difficult to make your own plans. We would be happy to help.
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Please tell me there are some plans somewhere so my husband can build me one! I am in love with this desk!!!
Tonya in Texas

Hope your husbands okay with making you one... As far as plans go most of us here would be happy to help you out. Just make a new post asking for help deigning one.


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