Smoked Bamboo Desk

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Project by KittyBearD posted 05-03-2016 12:48 PM 1444 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This desk is made from a slab of laminated smoked bamboo. The smoking gives the bamboo a rich chocolate color all the way thru, but also makes the grass-like fibers of the bamboo very brittle and difficult to work. To overcome this I put a carved piece of maple on the ends with zebra-wood plugs to protect the ends from fraying out. The legs are bubinga and cut with a curve in two directions. The stretchers are maple and have been mortised to create playful tetris shaped openings for accent. Finished with tung oil and polyurethane. I intend to build a chair to go with it.

-- Kitty, West Coast

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#1 posted 05-03-2016 03:26 PM

Super cool!

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#2 posted 05-04-2016 08:35 AM

That is awesome. How cool is that.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-04-2016 02:04 PM

looks great

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