Birds Eye Baby

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Project by Rogue posted 1433 days ago 1524 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old guy in the area who owns a sawmill came in with a 3’ long piece of this stuff. Beautiful birds eye elm. I happened to have this little desk to build for an elderly lady so I borrowed to board to show her. Needless to say she loved it. A deep rubbed tung oil finish really made that figure around all those little knots pop! God makes some great stuff!!

-- Rogue

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#1 posted 1433 days ago

Beautiful desk, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice Rouge! Looks like you hit a home run with this one….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 1433 days ago

What a beautiful desk! I am sure she will love it! I love natural flecks on wood.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 1433 days ago

nice details on the legs

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

That’s a beautiful desk and beautiful wood and you did a great job in building it.

-- 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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#6 posted 1433 days ago

Nice desk brother, I wish you would have saved some of that wood for me…........WOOD HOG !!

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#7 posted 1433 days ago

Well done and beautiful finish!

I am amazed at what the inside of a tree can look like sometimes…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#8 posted 1433 days ago

I love the birds eye pattern….I am always on the look out for birds eye in maple…birch’s, elm’s, burls…etc…etc…..they are the best woods for turning….all you have to do is expose the beautiful grain and half the battle is won…yes, indeed nature can put together some breathtaking beauty.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 1433 days ago

Greetings Rouge,

Stellar job on the desk…the beauty of the wood is in the eye of the beholder, just like a beautiful woman.

I really like the rails and stiles and panels. I like doing those types of jobs…it’s all in the details…..

The beauty of the wood was always there… just had to find it and bring it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#10 posted 1307 days ago

Now that is beautiful….Baby!

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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