Walnut Desk

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Project by Manitario posted 06-19-2020 05:16 PM 1099 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this desk back in January and life and apathy intervened and turned this into an almost 6 month project…finally finished it a few weeks ago and then procrastinated to bring it into the house and set it up lol.

Had a few difficulties with this project; unlike the few other projects I’ve done with epoxy, the bubbles in this epoxy pour proved very difficult to eliminate and/or repair. As well, this slab was terribly warped and I spent a significant amount of time just trying to flatten it.

Overall I’m happy with the result. Now just need to sell it and then move on to the next project.

Walnut and spalted maple with Minwax “tung” oil finish.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#1 posted 06-19-2020 06:04 PM

Very attractive piece.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 06-19-2020 06:25 PM

Pretty nice! even with dem skinny legs:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 06-19-2020 08:42 PM

nice work love the wood a big fan of combining rustic with refined.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 06-19-2020 09:42 PM

Fantastic design and execution. Just beautiful.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 06-19-2020 10:00 PM

Looks amazing!!!

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#6 posted 06-19-2020 10:21 PM

I really like the top and especially the drawers but not so much the skinny legs.

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#7 posted 06-20-2020 10:45 AM

Nice work. well done .

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#8 posted 06-20-2020 10:47 AM

Very nice. I like live edge projects and, the book matched end looks great.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 06-20-2020 03:10 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#10 posted 06-20-2020 03:27 PM


-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#11 posted 06-20-2020 05:39 PM

Beautiful, I love the mix of woods spalted maple and walnut!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 06-28-2020 03:47 PM

Woo-wee! I’m about to start building a desk for our currently-being-remodeled office. I may have to use a walnut slab that I’ve had kicking around for the top! Thanks for the inspiration and such a beautiful desk.

-- --bch

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