Lion's Desk

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 03-26-2019 06:55 PM 629 views 6 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Lion theme desk that I just completed. The size is 30” tall x 36” wide x 96” long. This one took me several months to complete. The marquetry of the three lions has over 1000 different pieces of veneer. The reddish hardwood is Padauk, and the veneered base is out of Wenge. Thank you very much for looking!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 03-26-2019 07:12 PM

Just unreal (as usual). That is pretty incredible.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#2 posted 03-26-2019 07:22 PM

Fantastic desk

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 03-26-2019 07:25 PM

Beautiful marquetry work Dennis AND a wonderful desk design as well. Really inspiring work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-26-2019 07:47 PM

I like the big marquetry. Seems I only do small marquetry.
This is very impressive.
Great job Dennis.

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

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#5 posted 03-26-2019 08:26 PM

Absolutely Top-Notch Dennis.

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#6 posted 03-26-2019 09:15 PM

Wow Dennis! Totally ‘out of Africa’ in Marquetry design and cabinetry style. Well done!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#7 posted 03-26-2019 09:20 PM

the master did it again GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 03-26-2019 10:01 PM

Thank you for showing that masterpiece! It is absolutely beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 03-26-2019 10:22 PM

I am in awe of this. Shows an incredible level of skill and talent.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#10 posted 03-26-2019 10:34 PM

Beautiful build. How long did you need to build it?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 03-26-2019 11:11 PM

Beautiful work, the marquetry goes without saying but I really like that floating top. For me, little things like that take the design to the next level.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#12 posted 03-27-2019 12:57 AM

Beautiful Dennis, very nice marquetry work for sure.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 03-27-2019 01:57 AM

No words needed here. Just sit back and enjoy the view. Awesome!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#14 posted 03-27-2019 02:16 AM

It is always a pleasure to see people who have pride (pun intended) in there work,
Well done

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#15 posted 03-27-2019 03:25 AM

Simply amazing work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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