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Project by Nicholasmrk posted 01-07-2021 08:04 PM 1497 views 14 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Wittman Desk
It is solid Ash
Finished with Rubio Mono Coat Oil Plus 2c

I just wrapped this project up at the end of 2020, and it is the embodiment of my personal growth on the journey of woodworking.

Not sure what I can say that is generally covered by other projects. The size of the desk was a strain on my small garage shop and planing the 6/4 rough sawn boards at 6’ lengths was challenging. However I believe there was some success in the endeavor.

The single greatest success from this project was the amount of trust I was given. The design process took about 2 weeks and was approved in the first round of design presentations. The build process was accomplished in the afternoons and Sundays spanning the course of 3 months. All the while the client was incredibly patient and supportive of the process.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Photography by Gadi Solis (https://www.gadisolis.com/)





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 01-07-2021 09:29 PM

Looks great. How did you get the blue color? Dye? Stain?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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BigAl98

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#2 posted 01-07-2021 10:27 PM

I really like how you did the drawer inset pull.

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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Nicholasmrk

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#3 posted 01-07-2021 11:06 PM



Looks great. How did you get the blue color? Dye? Stain?

- woodbutcherbynight

Thank you!
I used Rubios’ Midnight Indigo. What was fantastic about it was the ability to mask off with painters tape. All my lines where crisp with no color bleed under the tape. Not sure if was luck or not. This was my first time using Rubio as a finish and in general I enjoyed it.

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Nicholasmrk

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#4 posted 01-07-2021 11:08 PM



I really like how you did the drawer inset pull.

- BigAl98

Thanks BigAl! It was a detail that I had to think about for a couple of days before tackling.

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anthm27

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#5 posted 01-07-2021 11:17 PM

My Policy is, If I add a project to my favorites for a potential build in the future I will always make a comment.

I like it, a great table, a great finish, lovely design, and further to the design if its fully original it’s even better , so so good.
Three months of hard work, I would bet you haven’t stopped looking at the finished product.

Nice work
Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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Zonker

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#6 posted 01-07-2021 11:22 PM

Beautiful work. I like your take on modern design. The natural ash and blue stain really pop together.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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kvn290

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#7 posted 01-08-2021 12:15 AM

That’s a gorgeous piece. Well done, and a great design!

-- Kevin

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rtbrmb

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#8 posted 01-08-2021 12:27 AM

Excellent design & excellent build.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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Bstrom

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#9 posted 01-08-2021 12:45 AM

As one who is not normally impressed with modern furniture, this is a knockout design. Super clean and well executed.

-- Bstrom

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Nicholasmrk

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#10 posted 01-08-2021 01:36 AM


My Policy is, If I add a project to my favorites for a potential build in the future I will always make a comment.

I like it, a great table, a great finish, lovely design, and further to the design if its fully original it s even better , so so good.
Three months of hard work, I would bet you haven t stopped looking at the finished product.

Nice work
Regards
Anthony

- anthm27

I appreciate your kind words and would love to see how the build evolves.
Thank you for the compliments!

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Nicholasmrk

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#11 posted 01-08-2021 01:37 AM



Excellent design & excellent build.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

- rtbrmb

Bill! Im in michigan too. Thank you for the kind compliments

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Nicholasmrk

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#12 posted 01-08-2021 01:41 AM



As one who is not normally impressed with modern furniture, this is a knockout design. Super clean and well executed.

- Bstrom

Thank you so much! It took a far amount of “ego” check to make sure the finish work existed in modesty rather than a MCM knock off.

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Dutchy

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#13 posted 01-08-2021 07:06 AM

A very nice desk, especially with regard to the design.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Peteybadboy

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#14 posted 01-08-2021 10:04 AM

Very nice! Ash is an under used material in my opinion. Nice clean lines and the drawer pulls and color are really cool.

-- Petey

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swirt

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#15 posted 01-08-2021 12:27 PM

That is a great looking desk. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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