Dailey Woodworks

Custom Red Writing Desk

Custom Table Writing Desk in Red Paint by Dailey Woodworks

Your home deserves something that is uniquely you. Stacy has been slowly converting her spare room into a dual purpose craft-room and guest room. This custom writing desk was her latest addition.

Last year we built a Queen-size Murphy Bed for this room. Freeing up floor space so the room can serve as a home office and craft room every day then easily convert to a guest room for game-days and holidays.

Poplar is Ideal for a Painted Table

This writing desk is essentially a small table. We decided to use solid Poplar lumber for this project. Poplar is a commonly used wood for paint grade cabinetry and furniture projects. It’s strong, easy to work, and takes paint very well.

Poplar Table Unfinished Writing Desk by Dailey Woodworks

Durapoxy, by Kelly-Moore Paints is the only paint we use on furniture and cabinetry. It’s extremely durable and resistant. For this project we custom matched the color to an existing piece of furniture.

We used high gloss paint to make this table shine.

Turned Legs Make this Unique Desk Pop

Solid Maple turned table legs are what sets this piece off as unique. I love supporting other small businesses and we found a company that makes and sells dozens of styles of table legs and furniture feet for almost any style. They turned out amazing.

Order Your Custom Table Today

If you’ve been dreaming of a custom writing desk or table for your space, we can help. Send us a message and we will guide you through the process from design to delivery.

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Wife’s Sewing Desk

In Christmas Season 2010 I built a custom sewing table for my wife as her present.  I finished in February, so it was a little late but I earned tons of points because I did a great job.  This desk is solid red oak (no cheap plywood).  My wife came up with the inlay design and the cuts, we did order the legs from a great wood worker who specializes in custom table legs (If I could remember his name I would definitely encourage you to do business with him).  The inlays were also purchased, everything else is all me.  I did a hand rubbed oil finish to a semi-gloss look.

Below is the process of building this table.  I started with a sharp pencil, had “help” from my dog ‘Nilla, and you can see the rest for yourself.

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