Dyed Maple Desk

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Project by BoilerUp21 posted 11-22-2020 10:04 PM 1316 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First time using Rubio Monocoat Precolor Easy. Worked pretty good on maple. When i glued up one of the legs, i left a 1”x1” void in the middle to conceal the power strip cord down to the floor outlet I installed. Most of the joinery is half lap or similar and it very sturdy.

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#1 posted 11-23-2020 03:03 AM

Very cool. So the legs are dyed maple?

-- Darrel

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#2 posted 11-23-2020 03:55 AM

Very cool. So the legs are dyed maple?

- Foghorn

Yes everything is maple, but used their dye before finishing with black charcoal finishing oil.

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#3 posted 11-23-2020 10:28 AM

The finish is excellent. Nice work on the joints too.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 11-23-2020 01:23 PM

Awesome design and execution – the finish looks great too.

-- Bstrom

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#5 posted 11-23-2020 10:40 PM

Wonderful! I love the Maple, the black, the joinery, everything. It’s a great piece. I’d love it as my desk. Thanks for sharing.

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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#6 posted 11-24-2020 05:05 AM

Nice form, looks like a rock solid build, and as I age I am getting quite the appreciation of a painted, stained, or dyed darker base over a natural light colored wood top. It seems to fit in with any decor.

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#7 posted 11-25-2020 01:49 AM

excellent work-thanks for posting

Bill in MI

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