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xx   DESK

Photo shows small wall-hung drop-front desk with drawer and divider sections. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 38

Photo shows how a "jungle" atmosphere can be created by applying split bamboo shades to a wall. A sturdy desk made from plywood and hung from the wall by metal brackets is also shown. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 38

Photo shows how to build a wall-mounted study center. Unit is built from 1x12s, is 82" high and consists of three sections. The center section is 42" wide and has a plastic laminate shelf mounted at desk height. End sections are 24" wide and have adjustable shelves. A fold-down table extends from the right-hand section.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 39

Photo shows how to build a wall-mounted desk surface with four shelves mounted above it. Unit shown is built of oak and is 7 ft. high and 4 ft. wide. Est. cost: $80.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 51

Photo shows how to build a compact wall-mounted desk, matching bookshelf and shelved storage caddy. Desk is 18"x18"x36". Shelf is 36" long, and storage unit is 19"x16"x18" tall with two shelves. Est. cost: $21.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 87

Photo and sketch shows how to build a wall-hung desk and matching set of shelves. Desk measures 20"x30"x18" deep. Shelves are 30"x24"x8" deep. Both units are cut from plywood. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 117

Wall-hung desk with drop-down writing surface is made from red oak plywood. Unit measures 34"x12"x16". Est. cost: $66.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 64, 111

Instant furniture you build with plastic clips and nails to hold sections together. Shown are wall-hung desk unit with shelves above it and a drop-leaf desk with attached storage bins.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1978 (v.91#6) pg. 101, 142

Tip: Make a wall-mounted desk from a kitchen table cut lengthwise. Two legs and 1/3 of top make a raised shelf.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 16 1980 (v.93#13) pg. 80

Wall-hung desk, shelves and drawers designed to grow with children.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #78 Feb 1964 (v.14#1) pg. 22

Chalk board/desk. Wall-hung desk doubles as a chalk board when closed. Drop-down lid creates desk which includes a paint jar holder and compartments for books and crayons. Edges of blackboard are decorated with alphabet blocks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #108 Feb 1969 (v.19#1) pg. 56

Artful tables. Three wall-hung tables which fold down when not needed. (1) Writing desk with a 40" semi-circular top. (2) Drawing table with a 32"x40" top. (3) Child's desk with an 18"x34" top and painted to look like a playhouse.
HOME MECHANIX #721 May 1988 (v.84) pg. 78

Wall works. Easy-to-build wall-hung cabinets (counters) provide plenty of work surface and incorporate wire baskets as storage drawers. Use as desk, baby changing table, breakfast counter, dressing table, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #747 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.86) pg. 46

Quickie wall desk. Simple design built of 1x8 and 1x6 lumber. Measures 24" tall, 24" wide, and 15" deep.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #601 Jun 1978 (v.74) pg. 105

Murphy table. A desk or worktable that folds down from a wall and is supported by a swing-down leg. When table is folded up into it's cabinet on the wall it looks like a picture in a thick frame.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #614 Jul 1979 (v.75) pg. 78

Three wall-hung units for the kitchen. (1) Shaker-style spice shelf. (2) Canadian wall secretary. (3) Slim birch wall shelf with 2 small drawers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #633 Feb 1981 (v.77) pg. 74

Wall-mounted L-shape desk and bookcase fit into the corner of a room and require no actual floor space.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 56

Wall-hung desk features a slanted front which drops down to form a writing surface and reveal a storage area.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66E

Wall catchall. A simple wall-hung desk (or shelf unit) has a small writing surface and limited storage.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66E

Wall-mounted L-shaped desk and typing/computer console are made from hollow doors. Est. cost: $100.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #153 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 26

Dual-purpose step-chest. Stand it on ready-made legs for an end table with four small storage drawers, or mount it on the wall as a writing desk.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1966 (v.126#4) pg. 154

Wall-hung study center has cabinet, shelves and a desk surface.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1968 (v.129#3) pg. 148

Very simple wall-hung, slant-top desk bolts into wall studs. Does not have any drawers or other storage areas.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1975 (v.144#3) pg. 78

A room with nautical flavor. Bookshelves consist of boards supported with rope (similar to a boarding ladder). The desk is wall mounted with the front corners supported by two block-and-tackle units hung from the ceiling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1976 (v.145#1) pg. 73

Light duty wall mounted desk is cantilevered, and uses no extra supports.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1977 (v.148#5) pg. 108

Wall-mounted desk with pegboard bulletin board.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1964 (v.185#6) pg. 143

Wall-mounted child's desk features a slanted top which folds down against wall when not needed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1968 (v.193#3) pg. 168

Wall-mounted desk is designed like a piece of luggage. It can also be lifted off the wall and toted to another location. Picture hooks can be put in several locations to accommodate the desk wherever it is needed. Unit is 19"x30"x6" deep when closed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1973 (v.203#6) pg. 100

Wall-hung desk features a roll-up tambour which conceals 3 small storage drawers and a fold-down writing surface.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #78 May 1994 (v.13#6) pg. 36

Wall-hung hinged box mounted near the telephone serves as a compact desk.
SUNSET Jun 1977 (v.158#6) pg. 120

Tip: Slanting triangular desk top is built of 2x6s and wall-hung in a corner.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 168

Two-piece desk unit. Wall-mounted cabinet (35"x14"x15" high) has a center section with four shelves and a drawer, open compartments for books on each side, and a drop-down door to close it. Mounted on the wall beneath is a separate, swing-up table (24"x36") with front-edge lip.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 82

Wall-hung desk unit features a drop-down writing surface, storage drawer, and 2 open shelves for display.
WOODWORKER #1083 Feb 1984 (v.88) pg. 94

Early American wall secretary. The frame and panel door drops down to form a 17"x29" writing surface and reveal 4 pigeon hole storage compartments. Two exposed shelves can be used for display. Dimensions: 42" tall, 30" wide, 9" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 44

Wall-hung desk or message center. Simple cabinet with two-doors opens up to reveal a drop-down writing surface, two bulletin boards (on back of doors), and open shelves for storage. Overall dimensions (closed): 30"x30"x6" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 58

Drop-front wall-hung desk.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1964 (v.20#3) pg. 40

Wall-hung childs desk. Drop front becomes writing surface. Opens to reveal paper, paint, and crayon storage.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1969 (v.25#2) pg. 18