Tiger Maple Desk

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Project by HenryH posted 11-22-2009 08:10 PM 5903 views 12 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Desk made for my Daughter. She plays the violin in High school and I tried to sugest a violin by using the fiddle back maple. The lumber came from a fundraising auction at Jeffry Lohr woodworking. It is all 4/4 so I had to laminate the legs and feet. The effect is pretty cool.
Top is 48×26 and 29 1/2 in high. analine dye, BLO, brushed blonde shellac.

-- HenryH - PA

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#1 posted 11-22-2009 08:14 PM

That is a great table, love the wood. I will be glad to put it in my house if you just going to set it outside:-)

-- Greg Leighty, Versailles, KY

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#2 posted 11-22-2009 08:16 PM

Very nice. Beautiful wood…

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 08:35 PM

WOW that figure is INSANE! Nice job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 08:42 PM

amazing grain. any idea of cost per board foot.

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#5 posted 11-22-2009 08:48 PM

Wow. Impressive piece.

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#6 posted 11-22-2009 08:53 PM

Great looking Piece, I love the clean lines… Could you expand upon the subject of the analine dyes? I have seen a lot of posts and such about using them to pop the grain in figured would but have not seen anyone describe how they do it.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 11-22-2009 08:56 PM

that is some nice wood ,great table

-- gagewestern

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#8 posted 11-22-2009 08:59 PM

Helipilot, I bought 40 bd ft at a fundraising auction. I think it ended up about $6.25 a bd ft. Not bad. A couple of nice 12 inch wide boards and some not so nice.

-- HenryH - PA

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#9 posted 11-22-2009 09:01 PM

Great looking table.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 11-22-2009 09:06 PM

Chris, I used Moser’s Golden Maple Aniline dye. First time I ever used it. It’s powder that you mix with hot water. I used it to get a darker hue to more closley match a violin back. It does not pop the grain. It’s actually pretty flat. After the dye I used one soaking coat of Boiled linseed Oil. That makes it Pop! I then put 4 coats of shellac to give it an aged feel.

-- HenryH - PA

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#11 posted 11-22-2009 09:26 PM

really nice table, i love the wood

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#12 posted 11-22-2009 11:32 PM

The size and shape is perfect along with the Craftsmanship : ) Beautiful wood as well !

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#13 posted 11-22-2009 11:48 PM

Beautiful piece, Henry!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 11-23-2009 02:52 AM

This is absolutely beautiful! You should be proud of the result.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#15 posted 11-23-2009 04:37 AM


-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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