Civil War Replica Field Desks


Field Desk 1


The design of this field desk is based on one pictured in Francis A. Lord's book "Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia" - Volume III, Page 21. It is made of 1" white pine, lightly stained and treated with 2 coats of Linseed Oil. There are 2 drawers for stamps, coins, or pen nibs. The drawer fronts are made of solid cherry for the Cherry stained and Early American stained versions while the Walnut stained version has solid walnut fronts. Drawer pulls are made from solid hardwood. All hardware is steel and treated to look like authentic Civil War Period. All screws are slotted and there are a total of 14 different compartments.

The desk, when closed measures approximately 22" high, 21" wide and 13" deep. The front drops down to be used as a writing surface, which is made from pine and cherry. The narrower cherry strips can be vertical or horizontal. Please state if you have a preference.

Built with cut nails. finish nails and exterior carpenter's glue, this desk is sturdy, functional  and easy to carry.

This item is built to order, please allow 4 to 6 weeks plus shipping time.

Please Note: Other interior configurations are available. Please see the "customer special orders" section for more ideas!


Purchase of Field Desk includes assortment of replica blank forms containing a minimum of 20 different items.
Please specify union or confederate.
Assortments may vary.

Civil War field desk handle

Civil War field desk closed


Available Stains:

Field Desk     FD1  -   $320.00


* Half mortise key lock + $30.00  

* Custom Stencil, unit or officer name, etc. + $25.00  

* Coffee rings and cigar burns option (field detailing) ... no charge  


Field Desk 2


This is our best field desk. The outside, except for the bottom, is made out of 3/4" cherry. This one in the picture has a natural stain but it can be made with whatever stain you would prefer.

The front writing surface locks with a key. The insides are made out of 1/2" pine. The drawer fronts are made from cherry.


Please allow 6 weeks for completion.

Field Desk     FD2      $600.00

Po' Boy Field Desk -- Field Desk 3


The “Poor Boy” Hardtack box field desk. Made from a Army hard bread box, this field desk is not based on a specific original desk but rather a possible use for one of the many thousands of hardtack boxes issued during the war. The outside dimensions are 24.5 inches long, 14.75 wide and 10.75 deep when laying down and the insides are rough. The inside compartments are made of half inch pine and all visible nails are cut nails. The 2 drawers have small leather pulls and are also nailed together. The desk has a total of 11 compartments including 2 drawers and has no finish on it. The lid folds down and is attached by 2 iron hinges (imported-sneaked by the blockade just for you Johnies).


Vertical Version



Horizontal Version


Field Desk-Po' Boy     FD3      $245.00

Choose Orientation

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See Our Special Orders page for other field desks that we have made.


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*We do NOT ship internationally. We ship only to the 48 contiguous United States*  

All items built in Frenchboro, Maine by Charlies Boatworks.
A family owned and run independent business.

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