Natural Cherry Desk

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Project by NCJOAT posted 02-06-2008 07:38 PM 1681 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a cherry desk I made for a friend’s daughter a couple of years ago. Everything but the legs were made out of cherry plywood. Although it wasn’t planned, the lighter finish really brought out the figure in the cherry veneer. The legs were made from 8/4 Brazillian cherry, with a slight taper.

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#1 posted 02-06-2008 07:41 PM

Nice looking desk, like you said the finish really brought out the figure nicely.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#2 posted 02-06-2008 08:05 PM

Great looking desk!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-06-2008 08:38 PM

Very nice desk!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 02-06-2008 08:40 PM

Looks great, nicely done.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#5 posted 02-06-2008 08:51 PM

very nice. I like that design. simple, functional, beautiful.

Great job.

-- Dave.

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#6 posted 02-06-2008 09:32 PM

Never would have thought that was cherry veneered ply.

Is that Brazilian cherry stained, or is that it’s natural color?

Looks great!

-- Still learning everything

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#7 posted 02-06-2008 10:39 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments.
It was actually some cherry ply that was left over from a cabinet project I did a few months earlier. And this was a good way to use it up.
My friend wanted something very simple in design and wouldn’t require a lot of time to build.
The color of the Braziallian cherry is very close to it’s natural color. I did use a very light stain just to “speed up” the natural aging process.

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#8 posted 02-06-2008 11:50 PM

That is a fine desk. It says heirloom.

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 12:32 AM

Sweet and simple desk. Good execution. Nice color.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#10 posted 02-07-2008 12:41 AM

Beaut job. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 02-07-2008 02:20 AM

Very nice desk. Cherry is my favorite wood to work with and you did well here. The joinery looks tight and I really like the contrast between the cherry and the jatoba.

These are the same woods in which I did my master bedroom. I used cherry for the base, wainscoting and crown. The floor was 5” wide bc. I think that combination works very well.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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