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Re-Created Gustav Stickley Strap Hinge Writing Desk

comments (3) July 30th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

Quarter_Sawn Quarter_Sawn, member
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Modeled after a Gustav Stickley writing desk (ca. 1900). Quarter sawn white oak with mission brown trans fast dye and Tried and True varnish oil.  The desk is 12 1/4" deep by 26 1/2" wide by 54 1/4" tall. I saw this piece in a book years ago and liked the strapped hinge front and finally got around to re-creating it.  This project took me approximately 220 hours to finish.


Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, , arts and crafts, tenons, white oak, frame and panel, desk, varnish, stickley, writing, strap hinge

Comments (3)

Quarter_Sawn Quarter_Sawn writes: @Mokusakunsensei. I modified the strap hinges from San Diego Hardwarehouse or do google search. I cut this set 1 1/2 inches off the rip and re-painted it. I used a white sheet in the background to take the picture. My grandson took the picture and I am not sure which program he used. I made the desk from a picture.

@slowman: Because it is narrow and tall, the base of the desk has to have books or weight to give it stability. It is a heavy desk though. The height is fine and folds down to the proper level.
Posted: 9:00 pm on September 2nd

mokusakusensei mokusakusensei writes: Super job. Where did you find the strap hinges? What program was used to take out the background colors and leave just the cabinet? Did you have plans or make it from a picture?
Posted: 5:43 pm on August 25th

slowman slowman writes: Very nice and well done! thanks for sharing...
How solid does the writing surface feel in use? and how comfortable is it?
Posted: 4:44 pm on August 18th

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