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.
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.
item is built to order, please allow 4 to 6 weeks
plus shipping time.
Other interior configurations are available.
Please see the "customer
section for more ideas!
Field Desk includes
assortment of replica blank forms containing a minimum of 20
Please specify union or confederate.
Assortments may vary.
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.
front writing surface locks with a key. The insides are made out of 1/2"
pine. The drawer fronts are made from cherry.
allow 6 weeks for completion.
Po' Boy Field Desk --
Field Desk 3
“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).