Cherry/walnut desk

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Project by naked_wookie posted 12-30-2011 05:04 PM 1715 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a desk i built for my parents christmas present to replace the crappy glue and sawdust one haha.
36”x20” cherry center biscuited from a single 10” wide board. with a 1”x2” walnut border and walnut legs.
everything is a 1/2” round over.
General finish water based varnish gloss 7 coats.

Because i work at a cabinet shop i sometimes get to work using works tools so projects this size are much easier. also means I get access to lots of clamps haha.

I purposely left the knothole so that i can run monitor power cords up through it.

and the final product. still working on a keyboard tray pullout for it and some walnut shelves for on top to organize stuff.

also 3 photos of my next project for myself 48”x27” walnut desk I got a bit overzealous when i found a 14” wide board originally. Working on a design for maple legs to hold it up.
Its honestly a small kitchen table haha.

-- nate.

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 05:57 PM

Pretty table! The knot really adds a focus point. Nice looking walnut too.

You might want to keep an eye on the walnut trim on your table – you may have an issue with the corner joints opening up as the top expands and contracts. It will depend on how much the humidity varies – might not be an issue.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 06:06 PM

Yah that was a mistake on my part sadly. I kind of built this on the fly without plans. Lesson learned plans are handy. As i was applying the final coat of finish when it hit me just how bad this may or may not be yet haha.
Live and learn right.

-- nate.

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 06:12 PM

Well done ,The knot does ad that something extra.


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#4 posted 12-30-2011 11:38 PM

Nice job. That’s knot just a hole. it’s Character.

-- Marty Ohio

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 04:14 AM

I really like your use of the knot hole and the sap wood. Many would trim/reject those but I think they add visual impact.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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