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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 1569 days ago 2453 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first veneer project and it was a lot to bite off let me tell you…...lol

I’m really proud of this project, I’m building a corner desk using walnut and old growth southern yellow pine.

The top is Baltic birch plywood veneered with walnut on the bottom and syp on the top with a walnut molding i’m just doing the last coats of finish and really love how it turned out and want to share it, hope you like it.

The veneer was cut on the band saw just under an eighth and drum sanded to about 3/32’’, edge glued then glued to the plywood using clamps and cauls molding was added using biscuits, tight bond 3 was used for everything expect when it came to the pine I used a standard yellow glue.

Finished with 4 coats tung, linseed,poly and now at about 3 coats of just poly not wipe on, going to finish with 2 coats of wipe on poly satin.

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





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John Gray

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#1 posted 1569 days ago

Very nice!
Would you keep us posted as you do more on the desk as I am getting ready to redo my own corner desk?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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DoctorDan

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#2 posted 1569 days ago

looks like a great first project!
well done

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 1569 days ago

The cabinets are done, so I can get some pics up shortly.

This desk was made to a certain size the top had to fit down some small stairs it is 5×5 with 20’’ deep cabinets, so you kinda have to move to the side a bit to open drawers when seated.

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

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agartzke

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#4 posted 1569 days ago

That’s a really nice looking top. Nice work on the veneer!

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sras

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#5 posted 1569 days ago

Excellent! Nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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ZeroThreeQuarter

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#6 posted 1569 days ago

VERY nice looking, though i’ll admit,the best desk corner i’ve ever owned is the one i bought from http://www.legarefurniture.com/ I have the large corner unit. Best part is NO HARDWARE. all the pieces are interlocking. I absolutely love the fact that moving my desk around is a breeze. I do however plan on making a desk down the road, and one thing i’ve learned from owning this one is that a corner unit for me needs to have a curved corner where i sit. The straight edge i used to have drove me nuts!

Nice work with the veneer! keep us posted on this project!

-- Your mind, much like a parachute, works best when open.

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Splinterman

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#7 posted 1569 days ago

Hey Paul,
Great design and finish…well done.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#8 posted 1569 days ago

Thanks all for the nice comments, i’ll get the build pics organized maybe post a blog on the build.

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

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 1569 days ago

Looks great Very well done! Love the grain!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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bigike

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#10 posted 1569 days ago

great work! that grain is amazing

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 1506 days ago

This is a bit special. You should be proud of it. Well done.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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