Walnut Desk

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Project by WoodHoppa posted 1897 days ago 1943 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a desk concept that uses laminated wood to create aprons with open areas. This allows much better and sparse use of wood and provides a nice visual lightness. THe legs are 2 flat pieces joined along the outside edge using a lock miter joint. Again, this allows a large look for the leg without all the mass and waste. The top is a bookmatched piece of walnut. Maple and walnut laminated sections form the lower stretchers. Finished in water based spray lacquer for the base and wipe on poly for the top.

-- Mike Harman, WoodHoppa

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#1 posted 1897 days ago

You just couldn’t keep the lower stretchers simple, could you? Now everyone is going to want something like that. Great job, and I love the finish on the top too.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 1897 days ago

Mike unique desk good job. great figured wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1897 days ago

Great design and very well built desk.
Love walnut.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Daren Nelson

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#4 posted 1897 days ago

Nice design. I like the bookmatched top very much.


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 1896 days ago

The grain figure in the top is beautiful.

I wouldn’t want to put anything on it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 1896 days ago

This piece will be copied for years to come. Great work WoodHoppa!

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#7 posted 1896 days ago

I absolutely love the contrasting on the leg supports! Just the right amount of color to an otherwise stunning dark desk. The drawer pulls also help accent the color. Great Job!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#8 posted 1895 days ago

Excellent job…....well done.

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#9 posted 1895 days ago

A great looking desk. The laminations give it a very unique look and it does look great. The top is a nice construction.

A+ you pass.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#10 posted 1893 days ago

Gorgeous wood, beautifully made desk. Be proud, Mr. Harman. Be very proud.

-- Knowledge Is Responsibility

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#11 posted 777 days ago

sounds like you exercised a lot of great skills in building. A very well made piece…

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#12 posted 777 days ago

It’s a nice clean desk. Congratulations on a good job.


-- 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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