Scandinavian (ish) desk

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Project by Félix l'Ébénix posted 06-06-2017 02:40 AM 1805 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the result of months of hard work.

The desk is entirely made from ash, except for the drawer modules which have a baltic birch ply core, veneered in ash.

the top is roughly 7’ x 3’ and was hand planed.

The drawer bottoms, as well as the keyboard tray, are veneered with walnut, then french polished.

I didn’t want any pulls on the drawers, so I opted for Blum Tip-on Movento slides.

The finish is pure tung oil.

The design is mine, but it’s strongly influenced by the many mid-century inspired pieces of furniture Google image would allow me to find.


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#1 posted 06-06-2017 04:37 AM

I like this hanging drawers design. The wood and finish look great too. Obviously very demanding project, which you completed seccessfuly.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-06-2017 02:01 PM


-- Doug...

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#3 posted 06-06-2017 02:44 PM

I love it!

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#4 posted 06-06-2017 03:33 PM

It looks very nice, and the finish is beautiful.

-- Ron Stewart

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#5 posted 06-06-2017 05:07 PM

wow just gorgeous,love your design and choice of woods.your fit and finish is excellent,a nice clean look.just an all around beautiful piece.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 06-06-2017 06:39 PM

This is an attractive desk and is beautifully done. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 06-06-2017 06:45 PM

Wow. Gorgeous!

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#8 posted 06-06-2017 08:48 PM

Sweeeeeet work! Exciting and playful to look at! Looks like a lot of work.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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Félix l'Ébénix

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#9 posted 06-06-2017 11:50 PM

Thanks everyone! A lot of time was spent on the design.
All of the base was made from sequential boards that came from an ash tree that was sliced about 2 years ago and has since been drying in my dad’s garage (thanks dad!). I had the luxury to pick every single piece of wood and work the design around the natural nuances of the grain. For examples, the grain of the drawers’s fronts and back follow from one drawer “block” to another and the A shaped legs use a symmetrical pattern.


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#10 posted 06-07-2017 02:30 AM

Whew; top-flight design and execution. A thing of beauty!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#11 posted 06-07-2017 02:57 PM

I have to agree with Pottz – an absolutely stunning piece of work. The wood choices are top notch and the grain flow is fantastic. I love the finish and the overall look. Great job sir!

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#12 posted 06-09-2017 06:03 AM

Nice execution on the desk. Bit of a shin catcher in the center but really nice.

-- Rick M,

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#13 posted 06-11-2017 10:13 PM

Wow that is good! Crisp, clean lines and beautifully executed.
Instant favorite!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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