Computer Desk

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Project by tombuhl posted 12-05-2012 10:17 AM 2138 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Computer desk featuring a top from plank of old-growth, river-salvaged Honduras Mahogany. Plank had interesting bend and nice figure. Kept the plank shape, but straightened some edge segments and softened edges to play nice with body parts.

Legs of hickory are wedged tenoned into housed dovetail cleats. No additional hardware was used. Stretchers also hickory. I have an additional (almost) identical plank awaiting time and inspiration.

Mahogany from Greener Lumber, LLC, Missouri. Salvaged in Belize.

-- "When you are not sure where to begin, lead with gratitude."

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 12:05 PM

Very beautiful

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 12:36 PM

Very nice design!

Light and airy while still solid looking – that’s pretty difficult to pull off correctly.

The design of the top appears to be have been created strictly to suit your needs – nice!

Keep up the great work!


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#3 posted 12-05-2012 01:03 PM

good looking desk.very unique look.

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 02:41 PM

Very nice rustic interpretation that seamlessly brings the PC into the scene. Well done.

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 05:22 PM

Beautiful piece. Trying to get my head around exactly what ” wedged tenoned into housed dovetail cleats” means exactly. I love the unobtrusive seemingly simple? look of the joint but can’t quite picture exactly how you did it.

-- Ted

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 09:53 PM

I like its edgy and minimalist design!

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 10:22 PM

That is a very impressive work!

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#8 posted 12-06-2012 12:28 AM

I have a personal page on this project which will give you a better overview of construction and design. Go to:
Thanks everyone for your comments and observations.

-- "When you are not sure where to begin, lead with gratitude."

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#9 posted 12-06-2012 01:24 AM

Ahhh, now I understand, now if only i had the skills to pull something like that off. The little butterfly dovetail is a nice touch, didn’t see that on the LJ page.

-- Ted

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