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Project by michelletwo posted 10-07-2016 10:31 PM 2172 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have not had a desk for over 30 yrs, so I thought maybe I should take time to make myself one. I am in the process of remodeling my cabin, so I went wild and made my own design and used wood I had hoarded from my firewood pile, and stuff I;d had for years waiting for the right project. The door is made of homemade veneers: spalted birch from my firewood pile, and curly walnut I hid from myself for the perfect project for this glorious wood.
the writing surface is walnut with spalted birch & curly walnut inlays. The writing surface goes thru the wall of the cabinet and becomes a shelf inside.
I just put danish oil on it for the picture, but I will put a few coats of varnish on it and then hang it on the wall. Hope you enjoy viewing this a little bit..I was delighted making it and seeing it to it’s conclusion.

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#1 posted 10-07-2016 11:08 PM

WOW. Very classy desk, Michelle!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-08-2016 12:01 AM

fantastic design, and oh that walnut, I’m sure the spalted birch is a bit jealous but its beautiful also sure would like to see it installed, fantastic craftsmanship.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 10-08-2016 12:18 AM

thanks Jim & Griz..I forgot to say that the door design is a carry over from my citysacape wall art and other pieces I have made..a running theme in my remodel.

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#4 posted 10-08-2016 02:00 AM

Hey Michelle nice work. Great looking desk. Glad to see a post from you


-- Ron Campbell

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#5 posted 10-08-2016 02:56 AM

Do you have any pictures of it done?
The wood is very nice looking.

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#6 posted 10-08-2016 03:17 AM

Great vision, Michelle.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#7 posted 10-08-2016 03:25 AM

Beautiful Michelle, I love that spalted birch.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 10-08-2016 07:33 AM

woodwrecker: It is done, except to hang it on the wall. freakin’ weird, eh?

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#9 posted 10-08-2016 12:55 PM


-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#10 posted 10-08-2016 12:56 PM

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Beautifully designed and fabricated. Quite a grand project. I would love to see this in person!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 10-08-2016 02:23 PM

Great looking desk,you saved that beautiful wood just long enough. I am guessing that since it is a hanging
desk, you will be using it in your shop, where you will get to use and enjoy the desk and its wonderful wood
every day. For some weird reason I thought there might be a tube type cabinet with one of your delightful
turnings hung like a Hobbit door for a door, perhaps not very utilitarian,but because it would look good.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 83 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 10-08-2016 02:32 PM

mmh: in person it is even more sensational. my 89.00 digital camera does not do my creations justice. good to hear from you

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#13 posted 10-08-2016 02:33 PM that’s an idea !!!!

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#14 posted 10-08-2016 04:14 PM

I like it. Your cabin must be looking more and more like an art gallery every day. I remember seeing your last pictures of it and it did then. This should put it over the top. Stunning piece!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#15 posted 10-08-2016 06:40 PM

It’s nice work and beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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