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Finish is Tung Oil on the frame and drawers and Poly on the top with a coat of wax.
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#1 posted 06-02-2010 07:03 PM
Wow I really like this desk so very nice great job.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#2 posted 06-02-2010 07:17 PM
I agree. Excellent.
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#3 posted 06-02-2010 07:52 PM
I like it a lot. I always say hickory is an under-utilized wood.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#4 posted 06-02-2010 07:53 PM
Very nice! I like the through tenons on the legs. Good choice of hardware, too.
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#5 posted 06-02-2010 10:00 PM
I love the look of Hickory. nice post
-- Making piles of sawdust...one incorrect measurement at a time!
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#6 posted 06-02-2010 11:22 PM
A friend who is a cabinet maker and owns a fine hardwoods company likes Hickory better than any of the beautiful domestic and exotic woods he sells. It’s a great looking desk in the picture, and I’ll bet it’s even nicer ‘up close and personal’.
-- Dave O.
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#7 posted 06-03-2010 12:12 AM
I like that desk a lot. My wife told me I needed a new desk, no more door on sawhorses. Was yours from plans or did you make your own. Very nice.
-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD
#8 posted 06-03-2010 12:29 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments.
I agree with you guys about Hickory. It has a warm, deep grain that can have wonderful figure. Definitely under-utilized! I rate it right up there with quarter-sawn white oak for a great traditional look and feel. It is dense and heavy.
I found that Hickory can be finicky, tearing-out, especially when hand-tooling, and warping after milling. I buy it rough or oversize and mill it down, being careful to take meat off of each face evenly and then let it rest a day or two before final milling/assembly. Hickory has very particular grain, wanting to be worked in one direction but many woods do. I love working with it.
#9 posted 06-03-2010 12:35 AM
Thanks dozuki. This was a plan ordered from Taunton Press. I learned ww building bars (think saloons) from blueprints so I usually work from plans. I’m shrinking the dimensions of this desk to make a companion coffee table.
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#10 posted 06-03-2010 12:42 AM
Awesoem job, great work.
-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.
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#11 posted 02-13-2013 09:51 PM
Great looking desk!Did you use slides, or runners and kickers?
-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush
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