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Project by MarcInAylmerQC posted 11-26-2008 02:01 PM 1522 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a desk I completed for a customer earlier this summer. It’s made from walnut plywood, walnut and spalted maple. The finish is waterbased lacquer over tung oil. I had a great time building this one. My customers are very happy with it and have asked me to build three bookcases to make a matching set. That’s what I’m working on now. Thanks for looking. All comments, criticism and opinions are welcome.

Marc in Aylmer, Qc

-- www.marc-prevost.com





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darryl

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#1 posted 11-26-2008 02:18 PM

very nice table Marc.
I especially like the subtle curves you have included in the top.

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#2 posted 11-26-2008 02:31 PM

It is a very elegant desk. I am not at all surprised that the customer was pleased.

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rtb

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#3 posted 11-26-2008 04:09 PM

WOW !

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#4 posted 11-26-2008 04:18 PM

Beautiful desk! I love the top, and I love the curves you incorporated into the design. I’m still not sure about whether I like all the spalted maple strips, but I wouldn’t make a judgment on that without seeing it in person.

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

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mtnwild

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#5 posted 11-26-2008 04:42 PM

I love it. Kind of involves the rustic with the refined. Beautiful craftsmanship, artistry and originality. Matching book shelves will be awesome.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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g1hopper

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#6 posted 11-26-2008 04:58 PM

It is very interesting and unique. I like how it looks and am looking forward to see the bookcases.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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Kerux

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#7 posted 11-26-2008 11:16 PM

Sweet! Now can you let me borrow that for the next 40 years?

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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scott shangraw

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#8 posted 11-26-2008 11:40 PM

I like the desk!I especially like how you tied the tops together at the”L”.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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dustynewt

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#9 posted 11-27-2008 12:18 AM

Great looking desk, Marc. Looks like you got the board stretcher out to pull the top to fit the base. I love the grains of the walnut and the maple together.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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#10 posted 11-27-2008 01:26 AM

Great job Marc. Craftmanship and design are excellent.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#11 posted 11-27-2008 02:51 AM

I’d say you stepped outside the box on this one. Very unique and a joy to look at!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 11-27-2008 02:51 PM

Very cool designs and colors. You have done some real knock out work with the spalted wood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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WhattheChuck

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#13 posted 11-27-2008 06:58 PM

Looking great—I really like the top. A little busy on the sides for me, but I think that the piece works.

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#14 posted 11-30-2008 03:27 AM

Very beautiful. I don’t think I’de get any work done, would be too busy admiring the desk ;)

-- David / Durham, NC

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MarcInAylmerQC

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#15 posted 12-02-2008 01:46 PM

Hi everyone,
Thanks for the comments. I’m flattered.

Marc in Aylmer, Qc

-- www.marc-prevost.com

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