Nakashima style desk

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Project by zalsa posted 06-08-2016 08:54 PM 950 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project – another derivative/copy of a Nakashima desk/sideboard called Minguren. Unlike his, which were made with Walnut, this one is Cherry with Walnut keys. While the drawer looks different – it’s just the current state of the toning of the wood – all of it will darken to the same reddish brown most people think of Cherry wood looking like. The keys are ostensibly there to stabilize a crack in the wood, but truthfully they are there because I wanted to try my hand at them!
My first time trying a water based poly over shellac.

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#1 posted 06-08-2016 09:32 PM

Nakashima is always good. Nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-08-2016 10:48 PM

That is a very nice desk. You did a great job.

-- Andy Smith

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#3 posted 06-09-2016 02:33 AM

Nicely done.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 06-09-2016 01:04 PM

looks great

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#5 posted 06-09-2016 02:24 PM

It’s very creative. I like it and it does a lot with a little.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-09-2016 02:43 PM

Great job. That looks very organic

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#7 posted 06-09-2016 05:40 PM

you cant go wrong with nakashima style in my opinion,one of my favorite did a great job on this desk its clean and simple in style letting the wood be the star,great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 06-09-2016 06:33 PM

Great job! nice and simple. love the asymmetry of the drawer front.

-- DJG

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