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Project by grizzman posted 08-11-2010 01:40 AM 2537 views 1 time favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a custom desk i have made for some friends who live here in my area, they love and have horses so i wanted to add a custom touch to there table so i inlay’d a horse into the table top with a piece of paduak, the table is made from a variety of woods, the top is oak with walnut butter boards, the skirting is made from poplar and red cedar and the legs are tapered antique southern heart pine. the boxes for the drawers are red cedar and the drawers are red oak with a walnut front, all of the drawer handles are paduak with a walnut inlay through the center,and there is also a strip of exotic wood on the top and bottom of the drawers which is called kwila. all of the joinery is mortise and tenon , pinned with oak dowels, and then the finish is with a gloss polyurethane. Ive worked on this desk for about three weeks and loved every minute of it, this was a special project for me. i hope you enjoy looking at it and i thank you for doing so, any comments are welcome, thank you …grizzman

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 01:42 AM

Very Nice Grizz!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 01:44 AM

grizz you’re getting fancy you did a great job very nice finish and the colors are really coming out.

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 01:44 AM

Beautiful desk grizzman! I love the inlay. I am sure your friends will love this.

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#4 posted 08-11-2010 01:45 AM

Wow!! This is absolutely beautiful! I love the different woods and the finish really sets them off wonderfully! The inlay horse is also a great accent. I think the horse inlay piece is perfect, too. It is a beautiful design and I am sure that they are going to love the project. Great job on it!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 08-11-2010 01:53 AM

Hey Grizz. This is a beautiful piece with great use of a variety of wood species. There is so much to enjoy about this piece. The oak table top has such great character to it. I imagine that is reclaimed lumber based on the nail holes I see? The horse inlay adds such a personal touch to the piece and the kwila (haven’t heard of that one before) adds a unique color to the entire piece. Well done my friend, well done!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 08-11-2010 01:57 AM

Beautiful! Oh so elegant! Just fantastic.
I think they will enjoy it very much.
Beatiful woods and what great Inlays.
Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 08-11-2010 02:00 AM

Fantastic desk Grizz super material and great design

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#8 posted 08-11-2010 02:13 AM

This is definetly one of a kind. It turned out very nice!

-- Janice

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#9 posted 08-11-2010 02:24 AM

really great looking desk Griz, great wood combination, inlay is really special.

-- Smitty!!!

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#10 posted 08-11-2010 02:33 AM

That there is a darn big box…

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#11 posted 08-11-2010 02:37 AM

I like the desk you did a great job on it…...................................Schloemoe

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#12 posted 08-11-2010 03:06 AM

very nice , grizz .

and good to see you are in the shop ,

i guess you had lots of fun !

it came out wonderful .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 08-11-2010 04:09 AM

Wonderful job, love the wood.

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#14 posted 08-11-2010 04:13 AM

Wow, Grizz… that is one sweet desk! I love the wood combinations, the two drawer set on each side and the strength of the piece both in look and in construction. It is truly a wonderful gift to your friends.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#15 posted 08-11-2010 04:19 AM

Lookin good Grizz !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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