A new desk for our bedroom

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Project by Skip posted 06-14-2008 06:49 PM 2042 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a new desk for the bedroom. The other was just too small. This table is fashioned after a dining table I built for my daughter. I will post pics of it later. The desk was built using Banak ( A mahogany substitute), purple heart for the inlay trim, and oak plywood. The most interesting part of this table is the bent laminations. They were created by slicing 11, 1/8” strips 30” long to create a 1 1/2×1 1/2 structure and gluing them together in a from using Unibond 800, a 2 part urea-formaldehyde glue. The glue is slightly tan colored so no glue lines show up.
The finish consists of 3 coats of water based Amber shellac and several coats of water based lacquer. These were applied with a HVLP spray gun.

-- Skip....

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#1 posted 06-14-2008 07:12 PM

very cool , the legs are very interesting.thanks for sharing

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#2 posted 06-14-2008 08:04 PM

Otstanding piece of work!

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

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#3 posted 06-14-2008 08:27 PM

wonderful desk. i love the legs, the curves are just so smooth! great job!

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#4 posted 06-14-2008 11:45 PM

Very nice design and execution. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 06-15-2008 12:46 AM

All I can say is , all that work paid off. I look forward to seeing your next projects. Thanks for the post.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#6 posted 06-15-2008 07:00 AM

Interesting design. Well done.

-- Bob

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#7 posted 06-15-2008 07:13 AM

Very nice. Those legs are cool!

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

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#8 posted 06-15-2008 10:36 AM

Every now and then a project comes along with the “Wow” factor, and this is one, I really like the legs design. Well done!

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#9 posted 06-16-2008 09:34 PM

Very nice design and execution.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 06-17-2008 12:48 AM

Great job Skip! Very unique…your design works well. I like the inlay too, it sets off the top and frame well.

-- Martin, Kansas

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