Monkeypod school desk

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Project by rednorthshore posted 07-30-2013 06:19 AM 3735 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter did great in school last year she had great grades and excellent remarks from teacher. She had been doing her homework on this tiny table and chair she asked if I could make her a desk.
I made this out of some figured monkeypod and I used milo for the flower inlay. I used thru mortise and tenon for chair and I shaped the seat with a grinder. I finished it with lacquer.

-- red

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#1 posted 07-30-2013 06:24 AM

very nice, inlay looks great…that knot looks like a doozy..

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#2 posted 07-30-2013 06:54 AM

Fantastic pieces! I love’em! Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#3 posted 07-30-2013 11:02 AM

Wow! A beautiful piece! I thought I noticed a flower in the desktop aside from the inlay… Naturally occurring in the grain. She will cherish this desk her entire life. Well done, Dad.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 11:29 AM

Absolutely stunning work and the wood just blows my mind. I’m struggling to work out if the work compliments the wood or if the wood compliments the work? Very lucky girl to have such furniture.

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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#5 posted 07-30-2013 11:33 AM

Beatiful. Excelent choise of grain. Congratulations for you daughter, hope be happy. Thanks for post

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 07-30-2013 11:40 AM

Great work, I watched a video on the woodwhisper’s web site on one like this… Well done….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-30-2013 01:37 PM

Beautiful work on the table and chair. The Monkeypod wood is out standing. Look forward to seeing more of your projects.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 07-30-2013 01:39 PM

Stunning!! Very Very Beautiful!
You do some awesome Work!
Great job!, I love that Monkeypod!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 07-30-2013 05:21 PM

A+ and some extra credit for the inlay detail. :-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#10 posted 07-30-2013 05:31 PM

Very beautiful.

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#11 posted 07-30-2013 06:20 PM

really beautiful work, what a great thing for your daughter, i know she loved that…very well done….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 07-30-2013 06:50 PM

isn’t this why we love woodworking? being able to make things for others, that they can use. super table & chair

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#13 posted 07-30-2013 06:56 PM

What a cool desk…. really a stunning piece…

How thick is the top?

Are there stability issues with the big knot?

I predict her grades will go down in the future, however, as she’ll be distracted by the grain on the desk every time she sits down to study? ;^)

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#14 posted 07-30-2013 07:49 PM

Amaizing inlay,incredible finish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 07-30-2013 07:54 PM

Holy cow! That is beautiful.

I asked my boys, 7 and 11, if they wanted me to build them some homework desks, since I had time this summer. They looked at me like I had three heads and was smoking something. Maybe this is the difference between sons and daughters.

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