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Thomas Jefferson's Writing Desk
Thomas Jefferson's Writing DeskBuild 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.

And now he is sharing his plans with you!

Jefferson Lap Desks for Sale ...

For those of you looking for a ready-made Jefferson Lap Desk, we found the guy for you! His company is 'Whispering Woodworks' of Leesburg Virginia. Contact Dave Beach for price and availability.


Related Reference Books ...

Declaration of Independence Desk, Relic of Revolution

Declaration of Independence Desk, Relic of RevolutionThe story of the pursuit of the desk on which Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and the resolution of the problem of duplicate desks - which one in the Smithsonian was the real one?

Contents:
» The Events of '76
» Drafts of the Declaration
» Gift to a Grandson-in-law
» A Relic Comes of Age
» Donation to the Nation
» The Case of the Duplicate Desks
» Congressional Investigation
» The Relic Examined
» With photos and drawings
» Document illustrations and more!

The Table Book: 35 Classic to Contemporary Projects
The Table Book: 35 Classic to Contemporary Projects
Taunton's Fine Woodworking October 2000 No. 144 (Re-create Thomas Jefferson's Writing Desk, Celebrating 25 Years)
Re-create Thomas Jefferson's Writing Desk
19th Century Wooden Boxes
19th Century Wooden Boxes

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