|Project by iozl||posted 10-20-2010 06:47 AM||2620 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
Recently completed two desks – one for myself and another for a family member.
The first one was made from English Walnut while the 2nd one was made with local Oregon Black Walnut (both purchased locally). I saw the design from a company in the UK and went with it – I like the cantilevered look at the back.
The top was made from upholstery grade cowhide – I had never worked with leather before, but it’s actually not too bad. I found out that just as the wood suppliers have rules about what one can cut from a single board, so too do leather goods stores not allow you to take only a portion of a hide – you can cut length-wise but not width-wise. OK… Learned something new.