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Build a piece of history: the little writing desk Thomas Jefferson designed. It's a replica of the actual desk on which Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in July, 1776.
Designer and builder Lon Schleining had the great privilege to receive a grant from Taunton Press and a commission from the Smithsonian to build a replica of the desk for the Smithsonian's Castle Collection.
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Writing Desk Plans
|Vermont Lap Desk Plans|
Old fashioned lap desk is still useful and interesting object today. This desk is 16" wide and 13" deep, providing ample storage inside the hinged lid.
Full size patterns are provided for the curved pieces, like the side/front frames. There is an exploded assembly diagram, plus written instructions to aid you. It's a simple project for any level woodworker and it makes a nice weekend project.
|Slant-Front Secretary Plans|
Combining the stunning beauty of solid cherry with quilted maple veneer, this design enhances any room setting.
Pull-out sleepers support a drop-down front that features an imitation leather writing surface. A large drawer for supplies and ample pigeonhole space in the desk for paper and letters are supplemented by the upper cabinet's roomy shelving.
|Captain's Writing Desk Plans|
Fit almost anywhere! Great for a den, a kitchen, or study -- perfect for letter writing and bill paying. Features four drawers and the hallmark lift-top lid. The inside can easily be partitioned in a custom manner.
Full size patterns make this project "do-able" for any skill level. Strong joinery of solid wood. Finished size: 21" W x 23" D x 31" H.
|Captain's Desk Plans|
The hinged top opens to to a handy storage area.
Also includes a shelf, drawers and pigeonholes. This desk measures 44" tall x 31" wide x 26" deep.
|Trestle Writing Desk Plans|
If you're a beginner or intermediate who is looking to get into some more complex furniture making, this project may be a good stepping stone.
The medium size stature of this desk makes it manageable by less experienced woodworkers. 25" deep, 42" long. You get a list of materials, measured drawings, and instructional material.
|Drop Front Desk Plans|
The original of this 19-1/2" deep, by 37-1/2" wide, by 40" high desk was made about 1720, usually of pine with maple legs and stretchers.
The cross stretcher is placed at the rear to allow more leg room. The scroll cut aprons add to the antique appeal of this design.