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Desk and Credenza

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Project by Matthew T. Smith posted 08-14-2009 09:38 PM 3680 views 27 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The client wanted a desk surface without conventional corners. One that would wrap around him while seated.
The result is this Kidney bean shaped desk with drawer banks on both sides of the knee space.
The scalloped mahogany planks, which stand vertically as they wrap around the soft radius of the desk, also adorn the end panels of the more rectilinear credenza.

-- Matthew, North Carolina, www.woodleafstudios.com





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CheshireTurner

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#1 posted 08-14-2009 09:46 PM

OMG, absolutley gorgeous, slightly emabarrased as I write this from my rectangular desk

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Ben Kahmann

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#2 posted 08-14-2009 09:53 PM

Beautiful desk, just beautiful

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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ChrisN

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#3 posted 08-14-2009 10:20 PM

I presume the client loves it…cause I sure do!!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 08-14-2009 10:33 PM

Great looking Desk & Credenza!!! Looks like you had a lot of fun making this set.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Les Hastings

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#5 posted 08-15-2009 12:01 AM

Awesome desk Matthew! Welcome to Lumberjocks, glad to have you aboard!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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wwnovice

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#6 posted 08-15-2009 12:18 AM

Outstanding and original. I love the desk design.

-- John

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mmh

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#7 posted 08-15-2009 12:38 AM

WOW! Very unique and beautiful. I like the bend in the metal legs too, they match nicely. Quite an impressive design. The shop photos really help show how much work went into this. How many hours did it take to create?

-- "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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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 08-15-2009 12:49 AM

Matthew, Matthew, Matthew….. just extraordinary!
The lines, the colouring, the design as a whole—just beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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huff

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#9 posted 08-15-2009 12:58 AM

Matthew, Totally awesome! Love the design. Welcome to LJ’s and we look forward to more post.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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isetegija

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#10 posted 08-15-2009 01:42 AM

Very beautiful design and very well done.
And You have a nice website .
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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kolwdwrkr

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#11 posted 08-15-2009 02:08 AM

Geeze, what a way to make an entrance! That’s a nice project. Welcome to LJs. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Blake

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#12 posted 08-15-2009 02:17 AM

What a great piece. You’ve got some design talent. I really appreciate the progress photos. That is what Lumberjocks is all about. Welcome!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Karson

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#13 posted 08-15-2009 02:48 AM

Thats a great looking bench. Nice job.

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

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jackass

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#14 posted 08-15-2009 03:09 AM

Hi Matthew,
There are many descriptive words for your work, the only one I can think of is “inspirational”. Nobody would or could “critique” such artful pieces. Astounding.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 08-15-2009 03:33 AM

Exquisite detail and design! You do some beautiful work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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