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Juniper Horse Desk

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Project by scott shangraw posted 08-07-2009 11:56 PM 4153 views 14 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a desk just completed. This is the third “themed ” type desk the I have done.The wood is Alligator Juniper and a little cherry burl on the small drawers.The legs came from a source in Oregon.Oil painting was done by a local artist Vicki Mauldin and the handles were also made from a local jeweler friend, Donna Spray .There is inlayed turquiose and small gold horse shoes in the top piece.The handles are carved into the doors along with all the sides etc. having waves carved into them (no flat panels except the very top)This was kind of a tuff desk but I’m very pleased with the way it came out.I did make a special chair to go with the desk. I will post after I get more pics back from my photographer. Sorry I have not posted on LJ much lately but this project is some of the reason why, along with a move to NW New Mexico ,Boy was it fun moving all my equipment and wood!!!!

Custom Desk Chairs

Shangrila Woodworks

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





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Joseph Cataldie

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 12:01 AM

Wow. Very impressive!

-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA, www.JCcypress.com

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 12:02 AM

Fantastic!!
There’s some originality.
Very cool, love the door handles, along with it all…............

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

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BeachedBones

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 12:03 AM

Wow, I can’t believe I can say this truthfully; I’ve never seen a desk like that. You creativity is amazing. Great work, you truly push the limits of design.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 12:14 AM

Very nicely done. Reminds me of Thomas Molesworth furniture, but a step above his style. Rancho Deluxe !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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khop

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 12:32 AM

WOW !!!! VERY CREATIVE, Did you make it for someone?
KHOP

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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whitedog

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 12:58 AM

now that’s a desk… i love everything about it , esp the waves in the doors.
can’t wait to see the chair.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 01:10 AM

Very cool! Great job, Scott.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 08-08-2009 01:12 AM

Very innovative!....great theme!......it belongs in one of those big shiny art books!....a real showpiece!....

I’m going to need a thesaurus to look up adjectives just to try and do it justice.

Thank you for sharing it with us….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#9 posted 08-08-2009 01:13 AM

OMG! Speechless.

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-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#10 posted 08-08-2009 01:23 AM

Crazy cool

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SuperDave0002

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#11 posted 08-08-2009 02:27 AM

Nice, really looks good, how long does it take to sand out just one of those legs?

-- David South FLorida http://ahunkahunkaburninlove.blogspot.com/

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noknot

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#12 posted 08-08-2009 03:39 AM

WOW!

-- GO DAWGS!

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#13 posted 08-08-2009 03:53 AM

WOWEEE! Now that’s a desk! I’m usually not a fan of rustic furniture, but this is more of a museum/gallery quality piece of work. I really like the way each detail flows into another. A very well thought out project and well executed!

The legs remind me of either the wild mane of a pony or a cowboy’s chaps over pant legs. The bare white wood is quite sensuous and the brown bark is rugged. Very unique and the lines flow extremely well into each other. The drawer handles are quite unique too and well done. The attention to detail is masterfully done, yet you kept it simple, and this makes it elegant. Rustic elegance? If that’s a category, you have achieved it. Bravo Cowboy!

I can’t wait to see the chair!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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trimtrac

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#14 posted 08-08-2009 05:16 AM

you do some really creative, artistic work. I have really enjoyed studing the pictures. could you post some more? I ‘m not sure what the legs are. Would like to see some different sides and “Up close” shots. Thanks, Mark aka trimtrac

-- Which way did they go? Tell me, tell me I must know I'm there leader!!

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#15 posted 08-08-2009 05:38 AM

very cool,this desk has got some cool things to say.great design!The handles are super neat-o.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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