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[REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 02:41
by TenthA86
Just got a desk section for chest #4

Marked on underside of desk: Image

hinge & leg lock: Image

how it hooks to the chest:: Image

leg construction:
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The guy threw away the rest of the chest - "it didn't look too good!"

It's made of 1/2" AC plywood 27 1/4" x 14 1/2" with 1/2" radius on the corners (rounded corners) Metal stock is 1/2" x 3/16" barstock bent to make the leg, and what looks like a toychest lid stop to keep the leg in place (pict #2)

Now can someone make them for us all?

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 13:22
by Ben
Hi Dave,
My sincere thanks for kindly sharing these with us all on the Forum. It looks like you certainly got a nice find there but it's a shame that the guy discarded the rest of the Chest's contents.
Thanks for sharing it with all on our Forum, and let's hope that someone will be able to make a few of these!
Ben :)

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:36
by 916matt
Hi ,i just saw this on ebay & thought it might be of interest to you eBay Link
.matt.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 14:30
by TenthA86
very cool - thank you! I may try for this - anyone else out there interested? (hate to drive the price up between us!)

==> the folding table & 2 chairs went for $292.50 delivered - quite pricey, but not often encountered on the loose!

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 04:23
by mec1945
I already have it so go for it.

Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 13:57
by Ben
Hi guys,
At a militaria fair in Belgium last weekend, I was lucky enough to find a complete one of these, with the folding typewriter desk and all chairs. I thought I'd post some photographs for your reference, and of course should anyone need more information or pictures, let me know!

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Cheers guys,
Ben

Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 14:16
by TenthA86
absolutely outstanding - that's a beautiful piece!

Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 05:32
by mec1945
That is great. Can I get the full details of the box with fold out table. I would love to build one of these to go with my table and chairs. Thanks so much for posting those pictures!!!!!

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 00:35
by Ben
Thanks for your very kind words guys!
I will see if I can put some construction plans together for you all and post them up on here as a PDF file. The internals should be pretty straightforward to construct, but the only problem I can foresee is making up the four chairs.
I'll see what I can do, though!
Ben

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 02:14
by sgtpeter
David - were you able to get the MD4 set? $292 seems like a good piece of change, but like you said, they are pretty rare.

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 02:21
by sgtpeter
Hey Ben - that sure is a nice setup you found. It does look pretty easy to produce, looks like its basically 3/8" plywood. I'm interested in the dimensions of stool metalwork and whether that is the same stock as the litter brackets. I look forward to seeing your PDF when you get it finished.

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 17:55
by mec1945
Thanks Ben! I already have the chairs and the folding table, just need the box and the fold out table like what TenthA86 shows above. So I'm half way there in having a complete set.

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 20:33
by TenthA86
i elected to pass on the table & chairs when it crossed $150 - too steep for me

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 09:10
by Ben
Hi guys,
I have a source for some of the tables and chairs. They are actually French copies that were produced in 1950s in France for the Military. They're not particularly expensive, but I think that postage to the US would make any kind of deal unrealistic. I have sent four of the chairs to another member of the Forum, to complete his MD 4. I can try to send comparison pictures if anyone is interested.
Regards,
Ben :D

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 13:28
by TenthA86
of interest? Certainly! The landed cost is the prohibiting factor. How close are they?