writing desk

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Project by bent posted 10-09-2010 03:08 AM 1723 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the top is (african?)mahogany, the legs are ebonized white oak, and the drawers are curly ambrosia maple. this was a pretty successful build. i knocked it out in a day and a half, and all the wood was from a major auction score. i honestly only have about $5 in lumber in this little guy. i had to get it done quick, because it was the last project i did before a local arts and crafts fair that i’m in(my first). by the way, the lack of drawer pulls is intentional. i didn’t want to disrupt the continous grain look. the drawer face extends below the drawer box about 5/8” and serves as it’s own pull handle.

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#1 posted 10-09-2010 03:50 AM

Cool desk I really like the design and woods used.

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#2 posted 10-09-2010 04:02 AM

Great combination of colors and textures. Very light and graceful as well. Beautiful piece.

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#3 posted 10-09-2010 06:18 AM

Really cool design.
Going to be some tough competition for all the other arts & craft entry’s.
Good luck & thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 10-09-2010 08:08 AM

yeah…what they said. Beautiful desk! That’s quite a build in a day and a half!

-- Darrell B.

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#5 posted 10-09-2010 11:39 AM

Beautiful desk, nice build, and fast. Love everything about it. The legs are striking.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 10-09-2010 12:34 PM

Very nicely done desk. Good lines, and the wood looks beautiful.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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