Look! Making a Desk for Lulu

Look! Making a Desk for Lulu

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Maxwell Ryan
May 26, 2010

Today I want to share with you a little project that I recently finished for Ursula. Since I spend a lot of time in the office and we pull her in to hang out when we need to, it seemed important to not only give her a space of her own, but also to start modeling a desk that would be sort of a small version of a grownup desk. Ursula is very into being a "big girl," so we set out together one weekend to find her a desk. This is our little story that took place over about one month.

We started the day out at Atlantic Avenue, poking around all the antique shops, but finally ended up finding this little roll-top in the basement of Olde Good Things new location on 17th street. The chair came a bit later, ordered from the excellent wood furniture folks at Community Playthings.

Starting at the end: The final setup

Going over the bridge and back to Brooklyn. Atlantic Avenue is usually a goldmine of possibility, but we struck out on that day.

Shopping on Atlantic Ave.

This desk....?

This chair....?

These would make nice desks! (too expensive!)

Cutting down the legs 6" to fit Ursula. We kept the legs so that we have them for the future when it needs raising again.

Cleaning everything up!

When the chair finally arrived!

Posted originally from: AT:New York

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