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DrDan
12-28-2007, 04:55 PM
i have seen several inexpensive commercial models and they are mediocre and do not meet "home-decor" standards

the coldstream flytying desks are pretty neat, but cost more than i want to spend

what do people recommend for a fly-tying desk? it does not have to be a purpose built flytying desk/table. i would like multiple storage drawers and it to be wood

kytroutman
12-28-2007, 08:15 PM
DrDan:

I purchased a small drop leaf fly tying table from the C*****'s catalog. It is solid red oak and came unstained, so I stained it to match the other furniture in my home office. I also ordered separately, a chest of drawers that sits on the top of the desk for supplies, feathers, etc.

ttas67
12-29-2007, 03:44 AM
I sit on my bed and tie on my nightstand. it's not ideal. actually, it sucks, but it works. you could always get a nice rolltop somewhere. that way you could just roll the top down and the mess is gone.

Flying Trout
12-29-2007, 03:18 PM
If I did not have my current set up I would have a rolltop desk. I would look at a couple of auctions (not online) and then give up and buy an unstained one. Local auctions would be Terry's on Broadway. Halls on 321, and maybe Buttermilk Road off I40 near the Hackney building. Buttermilk has more antiques than the others so you may not have as much luck there. Ask the people at the places for them also. There are always people trying to get rid of things. I had a hard time finding something that was made for fly tying that I would like.

flyman
12-30-2007, 12:09 AM
I looked at the Coldstream site:eek: I might have one if I had "Oprah" money. I tie on a folding table that's 30" X 72" in my man cave up in a room over the garage. I keep all my stuff in tuppaware type plastic containers and a old chest of drawers with cedar drawers I bought at a yard sell for $15. I would rather spend the money on more tying material and terminal tackle.

Grumpy
12-30-2007, 08:43 AM
Roll Tops rule, check your local paper for yard sales/classifieds. I was fortunate enough to get an older desk that had been refurbished for less than $200:eek:
I talked to a gentleman yesterday that has built a couple for around $700 from solid wood, haven't seen the desk, from his description, he's done his homework though.

Grumpy

Troutman
12-30-2007, 11:10 AM
I picked up this secretary desk a few years ago at an antiques store for $80. It was built in 1946 by a NC furniture company. Solid cherry with dovetailed drawers. It works great for my needs and plenty of space for all the extra gear and tying materials.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/tying008.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/tying005.jpg

Flying Trout
12-30-2007, 01:49 PM
Looks great troutman. In my man cave I bought an 8ft section of counter top and made brackets for it. I put it up high so the animals in the house will not bother the materials if i leave the door open. I made it for less than $100. I have four bar stools that were given to me from my wife.

Flyfishjeep
12-30-2007, 05:38 PM
I work at Kitchen Sales in Knox and I grabbed two 4-drawer bases and a knee drawer to put in the middle. I also had travertine colored laminate top cut to go on top. The color is easy on the eyes and doesn't show messes since the pattern is so scattered. I would love to have a roll top to hide my stuff so I don't have to put things up all the time. Mine is the same height as the kitchen counter top so the dogs don't grab whatever they want. it is very easy to clean up since I have 8 drawers and 2 are empty, but with all the trips to LRO they wont be empty for long. You can send me an email if something like this interests you and I will see if we have any extra cabinets that would fit your space. If not I would call to some furniture restoration companies and see if they have anything that wasn't picked up. I might call C-N-S refinishing or see if they know anyone that might have one for sale. Good luck on your search and let us know what you come up with

MtnGrouseHtr
12-30-2007, 08:25 PM
Here is one I built. Plans are available at http://www.appalachianflyfishing.com/FlyDesk/FlyDesk.php

http://www.appalachianflyfishing.com/FlyDesk/DeskPicFront.jpg

Gerry Romer
12-31-2007, 01:03 AM
I looked at the Coldstream site:eek: I might have one if I had "Oprah" money. I tie on a folding table that's 30" X 72" in my man cave up in a room over the garage. I keep all my stuff in tuppaware type plastic containers and a old chest of drawers with cedar drawers I bought at a yard sell for $15. I would rather spend the money on more tying material and terminal tackle.

Flyman you are a man after my own heart!! :biggrin:

I finally took one of my own "perm" carts home from the shop and it makes a great storage unit for materials and such. I tie on my computer desk. It actually works out great because I can still use the computer to search for and then use website tutorials right alongside my vise. That way I don't have to have open books and/or recipes cluttering up my workspace.

So far I haven't spent a penny on furniture, but I've spent an untold fortune on material... big grin here...:biggrin:

Gerry

ttas67
12-31-2007, 02:58 AM
THAT is what i need. apprx how much did it cost? is that oak?

UofMontanaAlum
01-09-2008, 01:40 PM
I built this with my dad when visiting Montana this past Christmas. Its not a table or desk but it holds most of my commonly used items and I can tie pretty much anywhere.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/Elmobile/DSC00013.jpg

milligan trout degree
02-06-2008, 01:28 PM
Here is a table I built in my dorm room when I should have been studying. Studying however wouldn't help me in fooling big browns on the soho.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u158/btmd06/CIMG0359.jpg


<a href="http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u158/btmd06/?action=view&current=CIMG0359.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u158/btmd06/CIMG0359.jpg" border="0" alt="desk"></a>

Flyfishjeep
02-06-2008, 04:04 PM
Those were the days when you could cut wood and leave pieces of it laying around in the same room that you sleep in. I hope your roomies don't mind the mess. Looks good. You should try to get some 3/4" edge molding to put around the edge of the plywood so you don't get any slivers while tying.

milligan trout degree
02-06-2008, 06:51 PM
yeah, you gotta love it. we've since cleaned up the mess and moved the table under my bed. you can see the home engineered loft for the bed in the lower left hand corner. the table isnt completely done yet. i plan on putting some molding around it, as well as staining or painting it. I just have to wait until I get a free day and can do it outside. Usually if I have a free day though I'm hitting a local tailwater.

ttas67
02-07-2008, 02:50 AM
hopefully they don't mind you leaving your cup laying around on the floor either.

rainshaker
02-07-2008, 12:19 PM
hopefully they don't mind you leaving your cup laying around on the floor either.



Nice ! gives new meaning to the word "Flybox"

milligan trout degree
02-07-2008, 04:30 PM
yeah, we're both baseball players, so its understandable, his is probably laying on the floor behind the table there. you can notice the spitters lined around the room too. despite what this rooms shows in the picture, we keep a pretty neat room. its pretty cozy for a dorm room.

buckeyetrouter
02-07-2008, 05:32 PM
dang Trevor....made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes.....