Shou Sugi Ban Desk With Through Mortise and Tenon and Tusk Wedges

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Project by Jpaynewoodworking posted 09-18-2020 09:31 PM 728 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a chance to make something new to me. I love getting to try new techniques and processes and this was a build filled with them. I got to try through mortise and tenon with tusk wedges. This to me was a big step as it was the first build I have done with no glue or metal fasteners in the base. I also got to do a large size Shou Sugi Ban finish. I have done a ton of smaller burns like this but none this size. So I learned a lot about this process. I love how the finish came out. What do you guys think? I did do a video and article on how I made the desk go check it out and let me know what all i did wrong lol.

Thank you guys.

-- Jeremy, Jpayne Woodworking , @jpaynewoodworking instagram and Youtube

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#1 posted 09-20-2020 02:34 AM

I like the tapered legs. I like the joinery. I like the shou sugi ban on the top. The finish is a bit overwhelming when taking in all of it. It obscures your great joinery and seems busy on the slender legs.

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#2 posted 09-21-2020 08:29 PM

Swirt nailed it on the head…....just a little too much. Painted white legs would tone this down to where it should be… my humble opinion of course.

-- "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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