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Here’s another great example of how golden oak always turns out to be a beautiful restoration. There are countless desks of this nature out in the world – ranging from teachers desks, office desks, partners desks … all in different configurations and sizes.
I love golden oak, just something about the warmth of the wood and the glow that comes out from the patina. Especially in quarter sawn. We pick up any golden oak piece we can find curbside or for yard sale finds. We don’t spec them we just tend to hang on to them until we find a use. Sometimes I give them away to friends and relatives. They are just fun to restore and will last generations to come – it’s too much of a shame to see them curbside.
We salvaged this desk from a place in Connecticut, brought it back to the shop with an actual intent at the time to try our hand at Ebay sales. Conclusion – not really worth the effort to restore pieces on speculation. It’s now residing in my game room.
Desk was broken down – drawers, structure – all taken apart. Then reassembled with fresh adhesive.
I’m still looking for a big rolltop – hoping to come across one some day! Restored a few, just never collected one on my travels as a curbside donation.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com