|Project by Vic Vanderkooi||posted 12-28-2015 07:58 PM||1181 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
I made this desk for my son. It is made from Live Edge Curly Maple, Oak, Cherry and Ironwoood.
The top is curly maple that I saved from my dad’s fireplace. We were cutting firewood at his farm when I noticed the grain pattern and stopped him just in time to save the last little bit of it. I ended up with 10 – 2” slabs. The slabs were about 3 1/2’ long so I chose two that would give me a mirror image and butt jointed them with a spline to help hold them together.
The legs are made from 2” thick white oak. I love the pattern and will probably use it again in future projects. I dyed them black and then coated them several times with Ebony Bri Wax.
The shelf is made from cherry that also came from my dad’s farm. I left the live edge.
The stretcher is made from Ironwood or Ipe.
I finished the project with boiled linseed oil and Bri Wax.
Thanks for looking.
-- Vic (The Silent Woodworker)