Walnut Live Edge Desk

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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 12-11-2017 02:59 AM 1180 views 13 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a desk I made for my son. As I said in my blog, one day I’ll be gone and I don’t want my children or grandchildren to sit around wondering what kind of man I was. I want them to sit at a desk I made for them with my flawed, freckled hands. I want them to run their fingers across the lines, the dovetails, the finish…..and know exactly what kind of man I was.

Blog of the build found here:

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#1 posted 12-11-2017 03:06 AM

Live Edge is the way to go! Nice job on the Butterflies also! CONGRATS!

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#2 posted 12-11-2017 03:08 AM

Mighty fine looking Desk! Just curious as to why you left the crack open and not epoxy it?
I guess the odds of anyone actually writing with a pen and paper are very slim so guess
it will be fine for a Laptop.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 12-11-2017 03:26 AM

Good looking desk. I really like the way you treated the split.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 12-11-2017 03:27 AM

Nicely done Red. Love the big grin from the kiddo hiding under the desk.

-- Brian Noel

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#5 posted 12-11-2017 03:34 AM

Excellent design and the character in that walnut is amazing.
A big win in my book.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 12-11-2017 03:35 AM

Beautiful desk, Red. Love the inscription. What was the deciding factor on the number of butterflies? Thanks for sharing. It is good see see you posting.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 12-11-2017 03:57 AM

Don’t look now Red but you have a munchkin infestation!

Great work, your son is fortunate to have a dad as talented as you.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Francisco Luna

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#8 posted 12-11-2017 06:36 AM

That’s the real woodworking thing, it’s not about tools, techniques, or fancy woods… about people. It’s about our bold desire to make them meaningful, happy, and make them know, they are far more important than all the things we really love.

It’s interesting last week while taking a shower, I was remembering my dad in one ocation built an airplane for a friend’s son, but he never took the time to built one for me. Even today, 25 years after he passed, and being a 45 years old man, that memory still hurts

you son desk is stunnngly beautiful, but not as beautiful as the one you built in your son’s heart.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#9 posted 12-11-2017 02:22 PM

Very nice.

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#10 posted 12-11-2017 02:31 PM

Looks good, I like the angled legs and the overall design.

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#11 posted 12-11-2017 02:33 PM

Very cool design,I like this desk nice build.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 12-11-2017 02:34 PM

Great work, BRK! You’re a good designer, has anyone ever told you that?

-- Pete

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#13 posted 12-11-2017 03:04 PM

Well done. A fine desk to pass along.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 12-11-2017 03:07 PM

Very nice Red. I like the continuity of the wood across the whole piece. Very nice work. Your grandkids will be talking about that desk years from now

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#15 posted 12-11-2017 07:08 PM

You did a very nice job on this desk.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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