Khaya Office Suite

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Project by Andrew1605 posted 1686 days ago 1308 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom Office Suite in Khaya ( AKA; African mahogany)
This project was not a solo effort – worked on this with 3 other guys.
The roping was hand carved by one of my comrades.
The drawer boxes in the final pic are for the end units of the desk area. These two cabinets were very irregular, nothing square about these base cabinets. They are trapezoidal with inside radius fronts. The fronts can be seen stacked on the bench with the drawer boxes if you look closely.
A full U-shaped top was done in granite by others.

-- Its not Rocket Surgery!

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#1 posted 1686 days ago

Excellent craftsmanship. Love that wood what kind of finish will you use?

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#2 posted 1686 days ago

Looks like you have a huge workshop. I’m jealous for the space. Great looking project.

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#3 posted 1686 days ago

Nice craftsmanship!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 1686 days ago

Sweet looking Suite. Great job. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1686 days ago

A very nice looking office suite. You guys did a great 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 †

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#6 posted 1686 days ago

wow, can’t wait to see it completely finished and installed.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 1686 days ago

Great job! Love those drawers. Make sure you post us some pictures when it’s all finished and installed.

-- John @

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#8 posted 1686 days ago

i’m blown away, this is superbe! great job guys.

-- Dominique Barbier - Dallas, TX

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#9 posted 1686 days ago

Awesome! Another masterpiece and excellent craftsmanship. How was the molding made and applied around a curved corner? I don’t think you can bend it, can you?

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#10 posted 1686 days ago

Wonderful work

those draws would have been a lot of fun to make and fit

thanks for showing


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#11 posted 1686 days ago

Very impressive pieces. Hope to see finished pieces. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 1685 days ago

To answer Simon’s question ;
“How was the molding made and applied around a curved corner? I don’t think you can bend it, can you?”
The rope molding on the corners is a block with a radius on it, then the roping is carved into the radius and that block applied on top of the column.

The finish will be a medium cherry colored stain then several coats of lacquer to seal it.

Just to make it clear to everyone who has not read my profile page, I am a professional woodworker and this is not just a weekend project done in my basement ; I only make this disclaimer because my wife was giving me a hard time, thinking I was deceiving you guys in some way. Its not my intention to pose as a weekend woodworker and “Wow” everyone. I joined up on this site because all of you genuinely love working wood as I do and wanted to share and correspond with fellow “wood rats”, pro or amateur.

-- Its not Rocket Surgery!

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#13 posted 1685 days ago

Another one of those projects where you just can’t wait to see the final product. Pro or not I say WOW anyway.

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

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#14 posted 1684 days ago

Hey Andrew
I don’t think any of us thought you were or trying to deceive any one. This is an amazing office suite very well done.Welcome to LJs

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1684 days ago

Thats a beautiful office suite. I’d love to see the room when the finish is complete.
Welcome to Lumberjocks and please post more of your work.

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