|Project by Durbs75||posted 03-09-2017 10:59 AM||1179 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This desk was made and delivered about a year and a half ago. I was finally able to get some good pictures of it in place!! It was made to strict client specifications and it turned out awesome!!!
It is a partners desk custom made for a client of mine since she runs her own business from her home. There are many features to this desk and I’ll list them below.
The wood is solid red oak. The finish is a ceruse or “lime wash” look and while it’s not actually a traditional limed wax finish, it was done with different materials to achieve the look. The base stain is a deep rich custom dye and sealed and then the white ceruse material (Mohawk Duracoat White) sprayed on the entire surface. You let it dry and it dries to a powder. After MUCH buffing, the white was only left in the pores. The desk is finished with 3 coats of a satin acrylic poly.
There is storage on the open end that you see in the first picture and a file drawer on the other side of that. There is a middle drawer and then two drawers on the far side. The middle drawers feature a fold down front on them to access the keyboard concealed inside. The other drawers are dovetailed solid red oak and roll on steel ball bearing slides.
The base of the desk is a steel welded frame (I create and weld my own metal work) with cross sections to make an “X”. There are two stabilizer supports for lateral stability. To allow for movement, the holes for the screws are elongated and slotted and oversized fender washers cover them. There is an informal cord management system where I drilled a hole on the underside of the drawer housing, a hole drilled at the top and underneath the top, and finally a hole drilled on the top of the desk with a collet to keep the cords together!
The dimensions are 48 inches wide by 88 inches long by 30 inches tall!! This is a functional work of art!!!!!