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Flamed Birch Desk

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Project by Ryan posted 12-25-2014 05:03 PM 2117 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased one long flamed birch lumber several years ago from Amish sawmill.
Since then, I’ve been looking for the right place. Now I think, it’s in the right place,
replacing old metallic desk in my den.
I’ve been desperate to finish the project before Christmas to take a long break
until new year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!!

Used walnut and cherry. Also made drawers black and white… just for fun.
Finish with boiled linseed oil and water-base polyurathane.

This “Before” is replaced with my new one.





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 12-25-2014 06:44 PM

Beautiful piece of lumber and a great looking desk : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 12-25-2014 07:33 PM

Wow, definetly the right piece in the right place.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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Gerry

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#3 posted 12-25-2014 10:35 PM

That is stunning, I love the contrasting colors. Nice work.

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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#4 posted 12-26-2014 01:20 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Beautiful!

-- Noel

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mbs

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#5 posted 12-26-2014 01:57 AM

I really like the desk. Very nice!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Ryan

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#6 posted 12-26-2014 01:59 AM

Dusty / Initially made it as table but it looks more like desk, so I call it a desk. haha

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#7 posted 12-26-2014 03:19 AM

Elegantly beautiful. What a fantastic top!

-- Leroy

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deon

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#8 posted 12-26-2014 09:46 AM

Looks great, very elegant

-- Dreaming patterns

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dan81

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#9 posted 12-26-2014 12:03 PM

Great looking piece Ryan. What is flamed birch lumber? They literally flame it with a torch? Never heard of that before. Beautiful work man!

-- Glue-up is still the stage when everything that was perfect in dry-fit goes horribly wrong, but I'm working on it.

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Woodfix

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#10 posted 12-26-2014 01:36 PM

Spectacular.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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CampD

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#11 posted 12-26-2014 02:03 PM

I like!

-- Doug...

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Ottacat

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#12 posted 12-26-2014 02:05 PM

Great looking table, I think you truly did the wood justice.

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Ryan

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#13 posted 12-26-2014 02:20 PM

dan81 / It’s a birch but has figured shapes like maple and cherry,
and its color is reddish. I think it’s not so common as figured cherry
but sometimes big lumber stores carry it.
If you do google search, you can see more pictures.
Thank you looking.

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LarryB

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#14 posted 12-26-2014 02:29 PM

Ryan, the first thought I had when I saw your entry was “Elegant!”. What a handsome piece. It’s also inspiring. This one goes on my “want to make” list. Very well done!

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Ryan

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#15 posted 12-26-2014 05:03 PM

LarryB / I hardly satisfied after making my furniture, but this one is exception. Thank you.

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