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Standing Desk in Curly Maple

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Project by WoodHoppa posted 02-19-2017 12:26 AM 453 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a standing desk of my design out of curly maple. The top hinges up for better ergonomics and there are two open shelves below for paper and other drawing tools. I made this so I could more effectively sketch and draw my woodworking projects. It is finished with dye stain to pop the curl, tow coats of tung oil, 2 coats of shellac, and wax. The top has 5 coats of shellac.

-- Mike Harman, WoodHoppa





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Kerux2

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#1 posted 02-19-2017 01:54 AM

Very beautiful work.

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#2 posted 02-19-2017 02:34 AM

That curly maple is stunning…...cool design…like the unique drawer pull…

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 02-19-2017 04:11 AM

Excellent design and workmanship and maple is beautiful. Can you share an out let where Maple like this can be purchased?

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#4 posted 02-19-2017 02:33 PM

Beautiful.

-- Ron, Montana

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#5 posted 02-19-2017 04:02 PM

Interesting design and well executed. Very nice useful project.

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#6 posted 02-19-2017 04:33 PM

beautiful the wood is great

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#7 posted 02-19-2017 05:29 PM

I get my lumber at muterspaw lumber in Xenia Ohio. Crlumber.com

-- Mike Harman, WoodHoppa

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#8 posted 02-19-2017 07:44 PM

This is a nice piece and would be great to use in a lot of situations and would also work well in a woodworking or machine shop. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 02-19-2017 08:22 PM

Very nice. Great idea, looks very useful. Beautiful

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#10 posted 02-21-2017 03:19 PM

Beautiful…I like it.

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