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Project by Fiver posted 02-18-2020 01:31 PM 677 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this over the weekend and got it setup in my home office. I feel like I’ve been working on it for years but it’s probably closer to a couple of months.

The desk itself is composed of blocks of various lengths and in total the dimensions are 76” x 28” x 1.375”

Woods used in the desk are Walnut, Peruvian Walnut, Padauk, Purpleheart, Sapele, Hard Maple, Cherry, Ash, and Red Oak. There may also be a couple pieces of Alder in there. I honestly can’t remember at this point.

The slab I’m using as the monitor stand is Ambrosia Maple.

Desk: Sealed with De-Waxed Shellac and finished with General Finishes water-based poly.

Monitor Slab: Boiled Linseed Oil finished with General Finishes water-based poly.

-- Matt - Colorado





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SKMoss

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#1 posted 02-18-2020 01:40 PM

Man that is one seriously busy desk. Great concept, and looks like tight joints. What’s going under it?

-- Thanks, Steve

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Fiver

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#2 posted 02-18-2020 01:45 PM



Man that is one seriously busy desk. Great concept, and looks like tight joints. What’s going under it?

- SKMoss

Thanks! I have 5 30” rough black iron pipes going into flanges on the top and bottom. I used 5 (as opposed to 4) for added support in the middle since this thing is pretty heavy.

-- Matt - Colorado

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SKMoss

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#3 posted 02-18-2020 03:06 PM

I have this mental picture of a square black pipe frame extending from the legs that supports a 2 drawer cabinet suspended under the desk.

-- Thanks, Steve

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Fiver

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#4 posted 02-18-2020 03:16 PM



I have this mental picture of a square black pipe frame extending from the legs that supports a 2 drawer cabinet suspended under the desk.

- SKMoss

Nah, just regular round pipes like these:

-- Matt - Colorado

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 02-18-2020 08:58 PM

chaotic is more like it but cheeeeezz it’s nice.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Fiver

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#6 posted 02-18-2020 09:06 PM



chaotic is more like it but cheeeeezz it s nice.

- recycle1943

Thank you, sir. Ya I guess it is a bit chaotic. I went into this project with no expectations in terms of what this would look like when it was done. I just knew I wanted it to be unique and not to have any sort of pattern or formula to the block arrangement. I uh…guess I achieved that? LOL.

-- Matt - Colorado

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#7 posted 02-18-2020 10:49 PM

That is seriously intense!

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#8 posted 02-19-2020 02:45 AM

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#9 posted 02-19-2020 03:52 AM

Definitely a wild and sharp looking project. I would be afraid I would lay something down on it like a pencil and never be able to find it. Excellent job and congrats on your daily ” Top 3 ” !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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SKMoss

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#10 posted 02-19-2020 12:43 PM

Matt, I only meant something like this could be a cool addition. Spalted Maple cabinet body and your butcherblock for drawer fronts, (but loose the heavy black pipe pulls.)

-- Thanks, Steve

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 02-19-2020 01:58 PM

There’s a lot going on with that table. Absolutely love it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Fiver

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#12 posted 02-19-2020 04:40 PM

LOL Mel.

That’s a cool idea Steve. Thanks for posting the pic.

Thanks all other for the kind words. I know this isn’t everyone’s cup o’ tea.

-- Matt - Colorado

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#13 posted 02-21-2020 08:49 PM

Nice glue up, everything looks tight. If I set my pencil down I’d never find it again.

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

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