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Project by sowades posted 1597 days ago 1307 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Jatoba (Brazillian Cherry) and walnut desk I made for one of my colleagues. The top is a solid slab epoxied to a lumber core sub-top. The edges are biscuit joined and epoxied to the top. The back aprons are 1/4” walnut plywood glued back-to back, legs are solid walnut. It measures 6 feet long by 30” wide.

Unfortunately, by the time I got to the office to take pictures (I couldn’t shoot it in my shop, there wasn’t enough room) it was already in use. This project took much longer than I anticipated.

-- Spencer





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richgreer

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#1 posted 1597 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1597 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture, wonderful work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 1597 days ago

nice miter joint

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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dvhart

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#4 posted 1597 days ago

It is very nice. I have Jatoba floors – that is HARD stuff. Did you have any trouble machining it?

-- Darren

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sowades

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#5 posted 1597 days ago

Yes. It is VERY hard stuff. I have a friend with a 48” timesaver that I was able to use to flatten it. Having such a wide slab (24”) made it very difficult to keep flat; it keeps wanting to move…

-- Spencer

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1597 days ago

Very attractive!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1597 days ago

Nice looking desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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bb71

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#8 posted 1597 days ago

Great job!!! Looks fantastic!!

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Cozmo35

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#9 posted 1597 days ago

KEWEL DESK!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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donjoe

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#10 posted 1596 days ago

Very nice desk. Great job. Beautiful wood choise.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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rico

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#11 posted 1596 days ago

I hope the owner is happy , cause it’s a beauty. Keep up the good work, if you had more hours away from pulling teeth youll be giving Matts a run for the money. We both need to take a few lessons from Matts on business( especially the billing department)

-- Rico Durnell Woodworker

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1596 days ago

Super looking desk very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jim1953

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#13 posted 1596 days ago

Great Lookin Desk

-- Jim, Kentucky

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bobdurnell

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#14 posted 1596 days ago

When you talked about the desk when you were here I thought you were worried about it. It looks so good that you really didn’t need to worry about it. I really like the jatoba and the walnut combination. Nice contrast. Good work.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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anson

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#15 posted 1594 days ago

nice furniture~~~~

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