Easel / Desk

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Project by Blindhog posted 04-24-2018 02:35 PM 5859 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this desk for my wife using reclaimed pine from an old textile mill built back in the 1800s. She needed to have some drawers for files and the ability to have an adjustable easel for sketching and painting. I really like the way the virgin growth pine looks when finished with Waterlox. Used bullet catches and some shoulder bolts to create the easel tray that snaps into place when raising the easel and drops back down for desktop. The handles and made from Texas ebony. Enjoyed the build and more important momma is happy!

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

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#1 posted 04-24-2018 03:57 PM

Nice work

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#2 posted 04-24-2018 08:07 PM

That is a great looking desk/easel.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 04-24-2018 08:14 PM

nice job i like the drawer pulls very creative

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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#4 posted 04-24-2018 08:57 PM

I like the simple design and the way you matched the grain of the wood between the different parts of the desk.


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#5 posted 04-24-2018 09:37 PM

Thanks for all of the kinds words. Looking forward to doing something else in the pine.

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

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#6 posted 04-25-2018 12:11 AM

Beautiful piece.
I love the grain on old growth pine.

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 04-25-2018 12:29 AM

Looks GREAT. Everything about it is exceptional, the build, the design, the function…outstanding.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#8 posted 04-25-2018 12:31 AM

That is some amazing grain on the drawers. The whole desk is eye catching. Is the top old flooring? I noticed the tongue and grooves on the sides. I’m not familiar with Texas ebony. Your readers want to know more about it.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#9 posted 04-25-2018 12:37 AM

The finish on the pine looks amazing. Very well designed and built too. Beautiful work!

-- AJ

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#10 posted 04-25-2018 12:41 PM

Thanks again for the kind words.
Earl, The top is made from some old pine flooring from our previous home built in 1904. I was not familiar with Texas ebony until a couple of weeks ago. Found a source here (BlueStingRayBoots) and purchased a log. Very dense/hard. Grows in South Texas/Mexico. Texas Ebony
A buddy who is very involved in turning, says it is used a lot by pen turners around here.

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

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#11 posted 06-01-2018 07:41 AM

Great use of a limited resource. Beautiful.

-- Ben in Va

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