Oak desk

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Project by archie18 posted 02-27-2018 04:09 AM 1202 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend brought me four antique table legs she had in storage for 30 years and asked me to build a desk with them. I think she was pleased with the result!

-- Robert in middle TN

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 05:29 AM

Real classic museum piece. I like eagle claws!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 09:12 AM

An elegant little table there. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 02-27-2018 12:55 PM

this is gorgeous, I agrre a museum piece of art.

-- andrek

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#4 posted 02-27-2018 01:30 PM

Great job building a table that matches the legs, but lets them shine.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 02-27-2018 02:41 PM

Very nice. I’m curious about the legs: there seems to be a bit of a patina to them. Were they already finished, and you finished the rest of the project to match? Or did you finish them all simultaneously?

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#6 posted 02-27-2018 04:53 PM

If she is not impressed thend she doesn’t know what she has now!
I think you captured the style of the legs in the desk.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#7 posted 02-27-2018 06:08 PM

Archie, this is a beautiful piece and shows a lot of nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 02-27-2018 10:18 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I have added photo of legs before refinishing.

-- Robert in middle TN

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#9 posted 02-28-2018 12:07 AM

Nice job. The finish came out great

-- I could quit if I wanted

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