Cherry desk

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Project by buck_cpa posted 10-18-2015 11:13 PM 1352 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a small desk to use when I work from home. I had a blowout on the through mortises so I improvised with a pillowed look. This is my first bow tie. I was surprised how easy it was – no jig or router, just hand cut. I’ll definitely be incorporating these in future projects. I got the beautiful wood from my friend and amazing chairmaker Greg Pennington.

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#1 posted 10-19-2015 01:08 AM

I like this piece a lot, Buck. Well done. How did you finish the cherry?

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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#2 posted 10-19-2015 01:27 AM

The finish is 1/3 of spar, poly, and boiled linseed oil. Cut with mineral spirits to help with application. Thanks.

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#3 posted 10-19-2015 02:00 PM

I like it! But I am a big fan these days of the live-edge look. I also like the simplicity of it. It would make a great desk in my house or office ;)

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#4 posted 10-19-2015 02:07 PM

Real nice piece Buck. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 10-19-2015 11:55 PM

Great looking writing desk! I love the live-edge slab, and how you did the through tenons!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 08-03-2017 02:03 PM

This is a nice lookin desk and it has a lot of character.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-03-2017 02:44 PM

very nice handwork on the bowtie … and the tenons are great ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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