I found this antique child's rolltop desk at a local thrift store for less than $15.00. It is missing the wooden drawer handles (you can see the lovely ones that someone added!) I just love the little key hole in the drawer. It has been painted at least two times. Once a horrible lime green and then the white. I'm hoping to strip it back to it's original wood finish. I've already started on one of the drawers. I just wanted to see what kind of wood it was because I found this at Kewel.com listed for more than $2,000.
It's oak and I don't think my thrifted one is oak. I'm thinking it is maple but will have my neighbor check it out when I have finished with striping the paint. He does alot of woodworking and will know the type of wood. I do know that it is solid wood and very heavy. I'm planning to use it as a side table in my greatroom when I redecorate later this summer. I'll keep you posted on my progress.