Custom Desk with Parquetry

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Project by scott ernst posted 08-16-2014 03:15 PM 1880 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been on a little parquetry bender lately. I know, I know, there’s probably a 12 step program out there somewhere that would help me kick the habit, but I haven’t hit rock bottom yet and I’m still enjoying the ride. First I made these parquetry thresholds for a client and that got me inspired to build some furniture with the same pattern. I wrote an article on my Furniture Blog about how I built this desk if you want to check it out.

-- Scott, NM

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 04:11 PM

Beautifully designed and executed! It really is quite an extraordinary piece with the beautiful woods used. Very nicely done.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 08-16-2014 04:39 PM

wow! this jumped out & grabbed me. Awesome piece..eye candy

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#3 posted 08-16-2014 07:06 PM

Very nicely done is it veneer or thicker pieces?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 08-16-2014 07:15 PM

Very nicely done is it veneer or thicker pieces?
It’s shop sawn 1/16” veneer.

- shipwright

-- Scott, NM

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#5 posted 08-16-2014 08:20 PM

Wonderful desk! Great blog too. I’d love to get into this type of work.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 08-16-2014 08:27 PM

Thanks for that link. Very inspiring work. Thanks for providing the detail of this beautiful desk.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 08-16-2014 11:17 PM

just viewed your site and blog..thanks

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#8 posted 08-16-2014 11:26 PM

beautiful and nice work! I have just finished similar parquetry designs and i must say this type of work is pretty tough to get everything lined up and is very time consuming, but very rewarding in the end. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 11-14-2017 09:32 AM

This is a magnificent table and desk. It’s a wonderful eye catcher and shows so much detail and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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