Cherry Desk

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Project by Colin_Zimmerman posted 11-17-2015 06:47 PM 1523 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a quilt rack out of a cherry slab for my mother. The left over was used for this desk top. I pieced together the rest of the desk from left overs except for the drawer faces. Only added $30 worth of material from my stock. Everything is joined with pinned mortise and tenons or dovetails. The old desk had a solid front, so I couldn’t put my legs under it. With nursing school starting soon I figured I needed a new setup.

54” L x 22” D x 43” H

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#1 posted 11-17-2015 07:02 PM

Very nice upgrade and reuse of an older piece. The top is really nice. Excellent design and job to use some nice cherry slab.

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#2 posted 11-17-2015 07:17 PM

Awesome job, looks fantastic!!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#3 posted 11-17-2015 09:26 PM

Very nice. I love the use of bow-tie inlays.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 11-18-2015 12:35 AM

the live edge and bow ties really make that stand out. fantastic job. What was the material you used for the bow tie and it’s border? Almost looks like Padauk and crushed malachite.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#5 posted 11-18-2015 12:57 AM

Turned out very nice! I like the bowties, and love the live edge!

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

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#6 posted 11-18-2015 10:15 AM

not a big fan of live edge pieces but that desk in your setting a really good looking addition – great job !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 11-18-2015 01:40 PM

The inlay is Paduak and the border is the crushed turquoise stone and epoxy. Thanks for the positive feedback!

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#8 posted 11-18-2015 05:32 PM

Nice effect with the shadow butterfly inlays. That detail alone really makes your project stand out.
Well done.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#9 posted 11-18-2015 07:00 PM

Very nice work. I am curious though what the desktop edge feels like on the underside of your arms when using the keyboard, mouse, etc..

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#10 posted 12-24-2015 10:56 PM

The live edge cuts my knuckles but I’m the dumb dumb who keeps punching the desk. The edge across the arm gets annoying after a while but we don’t use the desk very often.

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