Birds Eye Baby

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Project by Rogue posted 09-16-2010 08:52 AM 1710 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 09-16-2010 02:00 PM

Beautiful desk, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 02:03 PM

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

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 03:03 PM

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 09-16-2010 03:48 PM

nice details on the legs

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 04:05 PM

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 09-16-2010 06:48 PM

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

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 10:32 PM

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 09-16-2010 10:48 PM

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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#9 posted 09-17-2010 12:04 AM

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 don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#10 posted 01-21-2011 04:43 AM

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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