White Oak with Walnut accent Writing desk

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Project by oldsmoothy posted 09-21-2014 10:58 PM 3197 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

White Oak with Walnut accent Writing desk. All wood came from my Dad’s home place in West Virginia, all wood milled by my Uncle. Fourth project for family built of wood from the home place. This desk is for my older brother. I designed the desk from an idea I got from an old photograph of a craft wood furniture store in San Fransisco from the 70s. I have gotten into the habit of using a ‘scale’ item in all my project pictures.

-- OS, Burleson, TX

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 11:07 PM

Thats a really good looking Desk!

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 11:08 PM

Thanks, hope my brother likes it, I’m giving it to him on Tuesday.

-- OS, Burleson, TX

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 11:18 PM

If your brother doesn’t like it, send it my way! :D

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#4 posted 09-22-2014 12:26 AM

This is beautiful, reminds me of some mid century modern pieces I’ve envied. Nice work!

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#5 posted 09-22-2014 12:36 AM

Well you did a wonderful job on this desk and I am sure your brother will appreciate it greatly. Love the contrasting woods

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 09-22-2014 10:11 AM

I’ve only seen that leg on coffee tables..nice on taller table

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 11:55 AM

Really nice work and very smooth design

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#8 posted 09-22-2014 01:22 PM

Ouwww that is nice stuff! Like the shape, the overall design and the little accents in the tablertop and the joint for the legs.
Would love to see the photograph that inspired you.

An instant favorite!

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#9 posted 09-22-2014 02:40 PM

I see that you also use a bottle of beer to make sure everything is level. Its my favorite test :-)

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#10 posted 09-22-2014 03:16 PM

@Matt: Totally missed the bottle-test. How could that happen…?

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#11 posted 09-22-2014 06:46 PM

Awesome design, I love it

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#12 posted 09-22-2014 07:05 PM

great job

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#13 posted 09-22-2014 09:41 PM

Total perfection! Absolutely amazing table.

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#14 posted 09-22-2014 11:36 PM


-- If you can not explain it simply then you don't understand it well enough.

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#15 posted 09-23-2014 08:19 PM

thanks for the kind words, it was a trial to get it together, today is the big day, my brother will be here in an hour. @Matt, the beer is for ‘scale’ also serves as a level test
@michelletwo, I believe the table in the picture as a coffee table

-- OS, Burleson, TX

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