curly maple desk

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Project by rentman posted 06-29-2007 11:37 PM 3504 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for a client.I think it turned out nice.I really like the way the drawer and door handles came out.There is no plywood in this desk,it all soild wood.hope you all like.

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#1 posted 06-29-2007 11:44 PM

Very nice rentman. The grain pops out nice. What did you use for a finish?

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

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#2 posted 06-30-2007 12:32 AM

The curly maple and dovetailed drawers makes for a spectacular desk. You are a furniture making machine!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 06-30-2007 12:42 AM

Great desk. I also really like the handle choice. Did you make them?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 06-30-2007 01:40 AM

yes i made the handles,and finnish is oil-poly mix followed by wax thank a lot guys

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#5 posted 06-30-2007 02:11 AM

Really nice job, rentman! The wood just pops! Can you talk about the joinery for the top and panels?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 06-30-2007 02:15 AM

once again amazing!!! as all solid wood what was the approximate cost difference compared to going with plywood components?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 06-30-2007 05:07 AM

Love your work, Rentman. Wow! This Maple really is special. I’d love to get my hands on some for box making. (Did I ever say, “I just love small wooden boxes”?) LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 06-30-2007 06:14 AM

Beautiful work Rent…I’m jealous of your dovetails. That maple is gorgeous. Nice job on the finish too!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#9 posted 06-30-2007 06:44 AM

WOW !!!! Absolutely amazing work. Way to go Rentman, you are true an artist of all things wood.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#10 posted 06-30-2007 12:47 PM

your work is STUNNING.
This is a beautiful desk…. love every little inch of it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 06-30-2007 03:27 PM

Gorgeous! That maple is really beautiful. Looks like it was built to last a couple of lifetimes!

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

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#12 posted 06-30-2007 05:28 PM

Just an outstanding job Rentman. All I can say is Wow!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#13 posted 07-01-2007 07:44 AM

So nice – you really do thoughtful work…and all solid wood. Love that.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 07-01-2007 07:51 AM

Rentman -

Awesome work! I really like the detailing – especially the nice grain match on the feet.


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#15 posted 07-01-2007 04:12 PM

That is just beautiful Rentman! – Is that your design? did you use slides? how deep are the tounges on the breadboards? (sorry for all the questions, but – I have hopes of building a desk or two and yours is a great one to model after!)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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