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Building a Executive Desk With Walnut and Copper Accents

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Project by BenhamDesign posted 01-23-2022 07:27 PM 1355 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was an ambitious project, to say the least, mainly because of its size and attention to detail needed to complete the grid work and segmented ring to house each piece of copper. Like many of my projects, I like to push myself to try new things. This project was no different. I tried a new patina process on the copper and got some amazing results in the finished patina. Yet another learning experience.

The desk structure is made of cherry and accented with a walnut grid and segmented ring. The segmented ring has cherry strip accents between each segment. and each section of gridwork is accented with copper, which is has a patination on it. The grid workflows around all sides of the desk, even across the bottom file drawers.

The bottom file drawers have a custom backstop so you can customize the drawer depth, allowing you to adjust the depth depending on your file storage needs. The top drawer is configured with a custom pencil and desk accessories organizer. The drawer handles are made from walnut and integrated into the top of the drawer.

The top was made from two live edge walnut slabs seamed together, with one of the cracks in the slab stabilized with wenge bowties.

If you are interested in seeing how it was made, Below is a playlist of nine videos showing the process.
Watch the full playlist on YouTube

Thanks for watching
Brian Benham

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 01-23-2022 08:06 PM

A well deserved “WOW!” Brian.

The design is very unique and well executed, of course the copper is proper and worthy 8^)

Can’t watch the video right now so questions to follow later.

Fine job incorporating all the standard accessories, ready for some executive to pull up a chair and get down to business!

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Jeff Vicenzi

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#2 posted 01-23-2022 08:13 PM

Impressive!

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BenhamDesign

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#3 posted 01-23-2022 08:18 PM



A well deserved “WOW!” Brian.

The design is very unique and well executed, of course the copper is proper and worthy 8^)

Can t watch the video right now so questions to follow later.

Fine job incorporating all the standard accessories, ready for some executive to pull up a chair and get down to business!

- splintergroup


Thanks, I can’t wait to go to the client’s office for a meeting. lol

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com

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#4 posted 01-23-2022 08:31 PM

Great looking desk. Lots of detail.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 01-23-2022 09:09 PM

WOW that is amazing.

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#6 posted 01-23-2022 09:31 PM

That is a great looking desk with some incredible details. I hope the client appreciates it.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 01-23-2022 10:04 PM

ill add another wow,once again youve impressed me brian,i just love the creativity you put into all your projects.dont have time to watch your vids right now but i will get back to those,you do a great job filming your work.love this design.

-- 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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#8 posted 01-23-2022 10:08 PM

An amazing build. I see your determination payed off in a mighty way, congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 01-23-2022 10:38 PM

Absolutely outstanding design and execution, thanks for sharing
rj in az

-- Living the dream

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#10 posted 01-23-2022 11:00 PM

Beautiful creation, congrats on the Daily Top 3, you deserve it.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 01-23-2022 11:32 PM

Magnificent desk.

-- Gary, Florida

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#12 posted 01-24-2022 01:13 AM

Holy Cow! What a beautiful piece. Amazing design and execution.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#13 posted 01-24-2022 02:18 AM

Wow. Your design and build are over-the-top. I love all of the detail using the copper that make this stand out. Well done Sir!

-- AJ

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BenhamDesign

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#14 posted 01-24-2022 02:37 AM

Thank you all for the nice words.

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com

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#15 posted 01-24-2022 02:47 AM

I like all the great details…but being a desk nerd, I love how you did the organizer tray and then that file drawer with the backstop. All around a one-of-a-kind.

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