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Walnut writing desk

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Project by cws5157 posted 05-26-2017 12:44 AM 511 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at working with walnut. What a great experience! I purchased the milled lumber from a local purveyor for under $100 and got started.

For the top, I included another first for me – the dutchman (bowtie, butterfly, whatever you choose). I made this out of oak and was pretty happy with the result for a first go.

A few other details – tapered legs with stopped chamfer on the exterior corners and hidden cove pull handle on the single drawer. Desktop has rounded edge on top side and chamfer on bottom.

Finished with 1:1:1 BLO, poly, and spirits with 3 coats on the frame and 5 coats on the desktop.

(And many thanks to Ron Aylor for the help with sizing my project photos!)

-- Chris, Athens, GA Bird Song Woodworks





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AllenD

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#1 posted 05-26-2017 11:36 AM

Extra fancy – I like it. Bowtie gives it some personality too

-- - Allen (Marietta, GA) In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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majuvla

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#2 posted 05-26-2017 06:02 PM

I have some cherry wood drying and waiting for simillar project to try with butterfly insert.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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dannmarks

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#3 posted 05-27-2017 07:49 PM

It very nicely done. It is completed and that is something. However, you need to sand the top more to get out the mil marks my friend. I don’t want to poo poo on your parade.

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cws5157

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#4 posted 05-28-2017 01:55 PM



It very nicely done. It is completed and that is something. However, you need to sand the top more to get out the mil marks my friend. I don t want to poo poo on your parade.

- dannmarks

Thanks for the feedback.

-- Chris, Athens, GA Bird Song Woodworks

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 05-28-2017 02:54 PM

Looks good, Chris! Nice details. Good work on the butter-fly and finish.

I’ll assume you are in a Window’s environment, so next time before you post photos … see Uploading Photos ... a little tutorial I put together to eliminate this issue. Enjoy.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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cws5157

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#6 posted 06-02-2017 12:12 AM



Looks good, Chris! Nice details. Good work on the butter-fly and finish.

I ll assume you are in a Window s environment, so next time before you post photos … see Uploading Photos ... a little tutorial I put together to eliminate this issue. Enjoy.

- Ron Aylor


Hey Ron! Thanks for the help!

-- Chris, Athens, GA Bird Song Woodworks

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 06-02-2017 11:12 AM

Glad to help, Chris. Again, good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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