Pipe-Barnwood Desks

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Project by MadeinMT posted 07-17-2016 08:13 PM 1477 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend is opening a new real estate office and asked me to make three desks in an “industrial style”. The supports are all 3/4” threaded black pipe and fittings. The top is barn wood (fir I think) that was given to me by some friends that were rehabilitating an old barn that was sagging and needed some new structure and siding. The top was sanded with 80-grit paper then finished with Zinsser’s Amber Shellac and Johnson Wax. Simple construction.

-- Ron, Montana

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#1 posted 07-17-2016 08:27 PM

nice job that repurposed industrial look is definitely hot right now and you did a nice job on this one.

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

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#2 posted 07-17-2016 09:32 PM

That’s really cool looking, great job!

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#3 posted 07-17-2016 11:42 PM

Great looking desk! I definitely like the industrial look of it, and love that you left all the mill marks and character of those old boards—really adds to the charm of this desk!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 07-18-2016 10:24 AM

REAL nice – great job

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 07-18-2016 03:15 PM

different ….... and I like different …......... GREAT JOB


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#6 posted 07-18-2016 04:22 PM

Mighty darn cleaver and creative of you. Looks great.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 07-18-2016 04:46 PM

The pipe is industrial in style but the top is rustic.

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#8 posted 07-18-2016 06:58 PM

Great combination of industrial and pastoral. Really makes a large corner desk look light. Fine, fine work.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#9 posted 07-18-2016 07:00 PM

The pipe is industrial in style but the top is rustic.

- gargey

OMG another new fad style …”Rustic Industrial” ...

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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