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Project by jester4977 posted 02-23-2019 10:25 PM 421 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and I made this desk for his room. The top, legs, and handles are mahogany, and the apron and drawers are made from white ash that we milled ourselves. The Red Chestnut stain from Minwax really made the mahogany pop! To compare, the legs have no stain and are just finished with Arm-R-Seal as is the rest of the desk. We are really proud of how this came out and it looks beautiful in his room. This will be something he will always look at and remember us working on it together.

-- -- John, Somewhere in Indiana





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Terry O

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#1 posted 02-23-2019 10:58 PM

Very nice.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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pottz

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#2 posted 02-24-2019 12:45 AM

nice work,love the wood combo and a great fit on the drawers.beautiful.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 02-24-2019 04:49 AM

Love the finish, combo woods and especially the rounded corners of the top. Well done crew.

-- DonB

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#4 posted 02-26-2019 04:19 AM

That chatoyance!

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 02-28-2019 05:17 PM

Really pretty wood and excellent craftsmanship. Really beautiful.

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#6 posted 03-01-2019 01:08 PM

Very nice table. The design and finish came out great. Good project and great memories with your son. Congrats!

-- AJ

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#7 posted 03-06-2019 06:18 PM

Love this; the top looks luscious. Did you use a roundover bit on the full circumference? How do you get the edge grain to end grain transition corners so smooth?

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jester4977

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#8 posted 03-06-2019 07:06 PM



Love this; the top looks luscious. Did you use a roundover bit on the full circumference? How do you get the edge grain to end grain transition corners so smooth?

- ScorpionBlacklight

Thanks! The trick to get the mahogany to really pop was the red chestnut stain. Just using a varnish does not have the same effect as you can see on the legs.

For the round over we did a 1” radius on all the corners and then a 1/4” roundover all around the top and bottom. This makes it really comfortable on your arms and it doesn’t hurt if you bump your leg into the corner of the desk.

-- -- John, Somewhere in Indiana

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Guy

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#9 posted 03-07-2019 07:43 PM

Very Nice. Planning on one for my 13 year old.

-- Our fears are traitors that make us loose the good we might obtain by fearing to attempt. Guy

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