Period Styled Desk

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Project by Alan Young posted 08-10-2018 05:07 PM 440 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just completed this period styled desk. This “Gideons Desk” is a commission from Levy Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. This new desk will be a companion piece to the Case on Stand I made for the Church in 2015.

The Desk features harp brackets on”Duncan Phyfe” style leg/base form with Gothic Arch Window structures. Materials are Mahogany, Sapele, Gilded Moldings, and Brass. Finish is Red Mahogany Stain. The gilding was done with “Brass toned” Mica Powders mixed with Zinsser Amber Shellac. The top is finished with polyurethane. The rest of the piece is top coated with the Amber Shellac.

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#1 posted 08-10-2018 06:24 PM

WOW-that is a piece of art my that is wood working at its finest level.i looked back at your case on stand and youve made and excellent matching pair,i just cant say enough.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 08-10-2018 07:47 PM

+1 on the “Wow” Beautiful work – It is definitely an heirloom piece.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#3 posted 08-11-2018 01:32 AM

Stunning work Alan, true craftsmanship.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 08-11-2018 02:29 AM

Incredibly detailed work on that. So ornate.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 08-11-2018 10:37 AM

Serious talent!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 08-11-2018 12:33 PM

Beautiful unique piece. You have more patience than I. Nicely done.

-- Ron, Montana

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#7 posted 08-11-2018 01:55 PM


Another masterpiece-beautiful craftsmanship.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#8 posted 08-12-2018 03:02 AM

Yep, true beautiful craftsmanship sir.

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#9 posted 08-13-2018 12:28 AM

Now that’s a good piece. Well Done

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#10 posted 08-14-2018 07:49 AM

Extraordinary, magnificant…skill beyond any comparison!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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