|Project by RealtorJim||posted 01-06-2010 12:18 AM||2034 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I built this desk with the intention of a blend and enhancement of the existing natural oak flooring.
The lightness of the natural walnut sapwood brings forth Yang. Masculine, youthful, full of vigor. Actively pursuing the feminine grace and elegance of the darkening, pure heartwood, Yin. A reflective clearness of glossing giving warmth and vitality to Yang. Screaming “Look at me, I’m young! I’m bright! I can be!”. Yet Yang, seeking the Yin, does not realize that beauty within itself already exists. So it exerts along the path of grain, striving for a relationship. However, the Yin just flows. Her rich beauty grown dark with ages. Gloss enhancing a cold stillness within. Accepting, contouring, complimenting and balancing contrasts of the Yang. One without the other is nature. One with the other is nature in harmony… Yin-Yang.
As a note: Although the desk is natural walnut, a secondary wood of quartersawn oak was used for the drawers, and birch, trimmed in walnut, was used for an insert for a keyboard in the middle drawer. An adjustable cantilever is used to adjust the angle of the drawer for keyboard comfort. Remove the insert and it is a completely traditional writing desk. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks! Thanks for looking.
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