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I made this desk a year ago in a Continuing Education course at a local art college, the Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD). I just recently completed it by fixing the facing edges on the top and then applying a dye-tinted shellac finish.

It was exhibited this past weekend at the 26th Annual Minnesota Woodworkers Guild exhibition known as Northern Woods. For more information on our Guild and some of the past works exhibited, visit www.mnwwg.org

I started a blog on the design and build process that I will now finally try to complete after a long hiatus.

Materials:
Mahogany, Basswood, MDF
Aniline Dye
Shellac

Gallery

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This came out great. I want to see how you made it.
 

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Hey, John! Thanks for the compliment. I'm going to pick up where I left off on the blog so that should give you most of the details. I hope I can remember all the challenges…
 

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Great looking design, & beautiful craftsmanship.

I was fooled with the first picture, because it looked like the size of a coffee table.

Nothing to compare it to.

We've missed you lately, you must be pretty busy.
 

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Looking good Jeff. Good to see you again.
 

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That's something i like most.
simple design but looks differance than others, really eye catcher,

thanks for sharing. and show us more pls.

Rosewood
 

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Unique design it looks outstanding.
 

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wonderful floating effect, great job
 

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truly unique and very innovative
Love the design!
Ellen
 

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I like the design. It sure makes you take a second look. The catilever tricks one's eye into thinking the top is slanted. Very cool Jeff.

Thanks for posting it.
 

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Very nice Jeff. A great design.
 

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Looks very nice.
 

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I notice two different designs or is the black base not part of the first one?In anycase beautiful work I like it a lot.well done Alistair
 

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Nice design, definitely different and out of the box :)
 

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Thanks for the feedback everybody. I encourage you to check the link for our guild at the top. Many fine pieces can be seen there.

Scotsman, the base was just for display purposes at the exhibition. Thanks for your comments.
 

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Wow - I'm glad I caught this…it's great to see it as a completed project! I recall when you were just getting started with it. Looks like you really put the research into practice. Excellent!
 

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This came out very nice!! It's nice to see the completed project.
 

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Very nice design and a wonderful finished product.
 

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hey Dorje! good to hear from you, man. I hope all is well with you and your woodworking. How's that lumber you milled last year?

Thanks to everyone else for taking a look!
 
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