Khaya Office Suite

  • Advertise with us
Project by Andrew1605 posted 09-04-2009 11:49 PM 1960 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom Office Suite in Khaya ( AKA; African mahogany)
This project was not a solo effort – worked on this with 3 other guys.
The roping was hand carved by one of my comrades.
The drawer boxes in the final pic are for the end units of the desk area. These two cabinets were very irregular, nothing square about these base cabinets. They are trapezoidal with inside radius fronts. The fronts can be seen stacked on the bench with the drawer boxes if you look closely.
A full U-shaped top was done in granite by others.

-- Its not Rocket Surgery!

16 comments so far

View Loucarb's profile


2388 posts in 3984 days

#1 posted 09-05-2009 12:11 AM

Excellent craftsmanship. Love that wood what kind of finish will you use?

View Jeff's profile


512 posts in 3734 days

#2 posted 09-05-2009 12:30 AM

Looks like you have a huge workshop. I’m jealous for the space. Great looking project.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 4212 days

#3 posted 09-05-2009 12:52 AM

Nice craftsmanship!

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2797 posts in 4131 days

#4 posted 09-05-2009 01:08 AM

Sweet looking Suite. Great job. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

View Karson's profile


35207 posts in 4940 days

#5 posted 09-05-2009 01:34 AM

A very nice looking office suite. You guys did a great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

View kolwdwrkr's profile


2824 posts in 4129 days

#6 posted 09-05-2009 01:53 AM

wow, can’t wait to see it completely finished and installed.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

View huff's profile


2828 posts in 3824 days

#7 posted 09-05-2009 02:27 AM

Great job! Love those drawers. Make sure you post us some pictures when it’s all finished and installed.

-- John @

View doms's profile


41 posts in 3892 days

#8 posted 09-05-2009 03:32 AM

i’m blown away, this is superbe! great job guys.

-- Dominique Barbier - Dallas, TX

View SimonSKL's profile


185 posts in 3779 days

#9 posted 09-05-2009 04:03 AM

Awesome! Another masterpiece and excellent craftsmanship. How was the molding made and applied around a curved corner? I don’t think you can bend it, can you?

-- Simon, Danville, IL

View hooky's profile


365 posts in 3858 days

#10 posted 09-05-2009 04:45 AM

Wonderful work

those draws would have been a lot of fun to make and fit

thanks for showing


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 4313 days

#11 posted 09-05-2009 05:16 AM

Very impressive pieces. Hope to see finished pieces. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Andrew1605's profile


15 posts in 3730 days

#12 posted 09-05-2009 06:46 AM

To answer Simon’s question ;
“How was the molding made and applied around a curved corner? I don’t think you can bend it, can you?”
The rope molding on the corners is a block with a radius on it, then the roping is carved into the radius and that block applied on top of the column.

The finish will be a medium cherry colored stain then several coats of lacquer to seal it.

Just to make it clear to everyone who has not read my profile page, I am a professional woodworker and this is not just a weekend project done in my basement ; I only make this disclaimer because my wife was giving me a hard time, thinking I was deceiving you guys in some way. Its not my intention to pose as a weekend woodworker and “Wow” everyone. I joined up on this site because all of you genuinely love working wood as I do and wanted to share and correspond with fellow “wood rats”, pro or amateur.

-- Its not Rocket Surgery!

View windofthewoods's profile


44 posts in 4614 days

#13 posted 09-05-2009 10:14 PM

Another one of those projects where you just can’t wait to see the final product. Pro or not I say WOW anyway.

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

View a1Jim's profile


117746 posts in 4116 days

#14 posted 09-06-2009 06:04 AM

Hey Andrew
I don’t think any of us thought you were or trying to deceive any one. This is an amazing office suite very well done.Welcome to LJs

View vidkid26's profile


74 posts in 3855 days

#15 posted 09-06-2009 07:06 AM

Thats a beautiful office suite. I’d love to see the room when the finish is complete.
Welcome to Lumberjocks and please post more of your work.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics