|Project by Russell Eck||posted 11-21-2015 05:34 PM||1663 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a computer desk I just finished for my wife. I am pretty happy with the overall outcome as some of the design process was interesting to figure out.
Two natural edges meet in the middle where a piece of glass floats over it. Both pieces of maple were recessed the thickness of the glass to provide a flush flit top. Bottom left compartment fits a computer tower and I may add a drawer in the smaller hole eventually. Did through tenons on the U-shaped walnut leg. All the cracks and holes were intentional on my walnut selection. I really wanted figured and natural boards.
The maple was EXTREMELY porous and took about 15+ layers of finish before it would start building. I started off with sealcoat shellac on the whole project and built up around 10 layers for added depth. Then I finished off the whole project with General Finishes High Performance Polycrylic.