'Wave' desk

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‘Wave’ desk
In 2005 I created the ‘Wave Wall’ in the lobby of an Atlanta ad agency. This wonderful sculptural technique I discovered stacks layers of wood with smaller mdf spacers in between each layer. Five years later is the first chance I have had to explore this idea more with my recent creation , the ‘Wave’ desk. It applies this unique ‘slice’ technique to cabinetry, allowing for drawers or larger pull out units that are flowing and sculptural. Having been able to create cabinetry that breaks away from flat and square surfaces is a very liberating feeling. I hope to explore the idea more very soon.
This desk all starts with two basic mdf cabinets that have drawer boxes suited to meet the clients needs. Layers of stacked and sculpted 10/4” Poplar lumber with a ¾” spacer between each layer was applied to the exterior of each box, ten layers tall in all. Starting from the bottom and working my way up, each layer taking shape from the layer below it. First rough cut on the bandsaw and then later refined with grinders and sanders. The vertical surfaces of the desk front and sides were worked with a wire wheel mounted in a drill to roughen and expose the grain. All of the flowing artistic design choices of the wave pattern were created on the shop floor in the moment. There were no patterns made and each work in the future will be totally unique.

-- Robert Brou, Atlanta, GA,

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#1 posted 1581 days ago

I like the design

Great job

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#2 posted 1581 days ago

A work of art i Love it

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#3 posted 1581 days ago

Very cool design.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 1581 days ago

Highly creative and great craftsmanship!

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

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#5 posted 1581 days ago

That might be the coolest desk I’ve ever seen. Great design and wonderfully executed!

-- Tim - He who knows best knows how little he knows.

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#6 posted 1581 days ago

very well done my man .. huge amount of labor

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#7 posted 1581 days ago

Wow, that is beautiful!!!!!!!!!

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#8 posted 1581 days ago

Thats wild !!!!

I’d love to see what the drawing looks like

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#9 posted 1581 days ago

Very unusual and very unique. Cool to say the least.

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#10 posted 1581 days ago

Yea, what they said…WOW!

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

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#11 posted 1581 days ago

Love it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 1581 days ago

Amazing Robert! What a beautiful idea and execution!

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#13 posted 1581 days ago

Consider me a fan of your work!

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#15 posted 1581 days ago

very cool i like the design and the contrast in timber

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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