My Desk

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Project by canadacooler posted 10-11-2007 08:47 PM 1817 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always wanted a unusual desk in my den so i was inspired when i saw one in the Bombay store, I wanted to buy it but it was way too big for my den so i decided to change a few things including the size and build my version of it. Its made of black walnut the legs i turned, appliques I ordered on line they are walnut as well and very hard to find, the moulding under the top i made, the desk has one center drawer that you can’t see in the pic, and the drawer sides are blind dovetailed. The finish is a water base urethayne.

-- islandworkshop

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#1 posted 10-11-2007 08:56 PM

Very elegent desk. I’m impressed. How long did it take to build?

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#2 posted 10-11-2007 09:01 PM

A very beautiful desk indeed. I really like the molding and the appliques. Very nice workmanship.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 10-11-2007 09:06 PM

Spetacular desk…I really like the legs and moulding.

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#4 posted 10-11-2007 10:39 PM

wow…... magnificent desk / room. Very powerful

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#5 posted 10-12-2007 12:14 AM

Just awesome!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 10-12-2007 08:44 AM

Great looking desk. I like everything about it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 10-12-2007 03:04 PM

Beautiful desk and unusual design!

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#8 posted 10-14-2007 05:30 PM

Great craftsmanship. beautiful solid looking desk. How much dose it wiegh?

-- bryano

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#9 posted 10-16-2007 08:31 PM

thanks guys n gals for your comments…......... bryano I’m not sure how much the desk wieghs but i do know its a load to carry just the top, quessing I would say it wieghs about 200 lbs

-- islandworkshop

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#10 posted 11-05-2007 12:20 AM

beautiful piece of work. what new projects are you working on ?

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#11 posted 11-05-2007 12:42 AM

Very unique piece and it looks wel executed.
Did you have a plan or did you just work from the Bombay store visuals?
They have some great designs. Too bad the manufacturing leaves so much behind for a decent price.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#12 posted 11-05-2007 03:07 AM

Hey Dan thanks for you comment, I just finished a bedroom suite for my daughter and a San Fran cable car for my den(I Like to build toys sometimes as a change of pace) I am starting on new living room furn, like a sofa table and end tables, plan to use walnut.

The struggle continues

-- islandworkshop

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#13 posted 11-05-2007 03:10 AM

Hey Bob thankyou so much for your comment. To answer your question, no I did not have a plan, I had a picture in a Bombay cat and we just went from there.

-- islandworkshop

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#14 posted 11-05-2007 03:16 AM

A great looking desk. It looks very impressive.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 02-25-2008 08:34 AM

Very impressive. I would love to have one like it in my office.

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