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Project by ShopDogs posted 1331 days ago 1913 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the final piece of the 4 piece set that I have been posting for the last couple of days.

This is the receptionist desk that sits in the lobby of this new law office. The materials are the same as the other 3 pieces. Sapele Pomele and black walnut. This unit is 42” tall and 8’ in diameter. The work desk is standard height @ 30.” Both tops are solid walnut 4/4 planed down to about 7/8.” The glue up on both of these components was a real challenge. The body of the unit was built from 13 identical panels plus the drawer towers. I transported this little guy in 3 sections (plus the tops) then reassembled it on location.
I used the same finish technique and products as were used on the other 3 pieces.

All 4 pieces of this project were completed in 32 days. It certainly kept me out of the pool halls, and gave me more than a couple of sleepless nights. The client was tickled and I am so pleased with the project.
Thanks for your interest and comments. I look forward to answering any questions you have.
Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!





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DrDirt

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#1 posted 1331 days ago

Dang that is some nice work. I like how you kept the walnut sapwood for contrast. It really blends nicely with the flooring

All 4 pieces in a month…that is a real haul, but always good to wrap up before year-end

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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ShopDogs

228 posts in 1956 days


#2 posted 1331 days ago

Thanks, Dave. I really like the light and dark contrasts with walnut. It is far and away my favorite domestic wood. The floor is “Asian Walnut.” I had never seen it before, and did not know what to expect. I like it. It looks better in the flesh than in some of the fotos.
Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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Chip

1904 posts in 2691 days


#3 posted 1331 days ago

Mike, you can keep posting these beauts till the cows come home. Never grow tired of seeing this level of craftsmanship…

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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AttainableApex

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#4 posted 1331 days ago

nice job

-- Ben L

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ShopDogs

228 posts in 1956 days


#5 posted 1331 days ago

Chip, I sincerely appreciate your kind words and encouragement. This was a great project on a really short time frame. The client saw some things I did for my wife’s office and the next thing I knew, the project went to the head of the list. She allowed me to be creative within very wide parameters. It was a ball.
I’m glad you enjoy the work.

Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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Manitario

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#6 posted 1331 days ago

This looks too good to use on a law office!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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majuvla

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#7 posted 1331 days ago

That’s awsome.You are true inspiration.
Chiers

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 1331 days ago

Wonderful.
That is some large job, the customer must be well pleased.
It all comes together nicely.
One more picture of it in it’s final sitting.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 1330 days ago

Really nice, the colors look great. Must of been fun to build.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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BillyJ

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#10 posted 1330 days ago

WOW! Awesome! Very nice work. Are you hiring? Let Eugene know I’m gunning for his job – it would be a great learning experience. Keep up the great work.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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ShopDogs

228 posts in 1956 days


#11 posted 1330 days ago

No, Billy.
You keep hurting yourself!! Besides, 1500 miles is too long of a commute. You’d be late every day.
And the last, but most important point—You would work me too hard. You are too industrious by half!!

Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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Rick Boyett

167 posts in 1811 days


#12 posted 1330 days ago

I have to totally agree with Chip.

Great work man. I love it.

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GaryL

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#13 posted 1330 days ago

I love the semi-circle design. Adding curves always adds that extra challenge along with the ”WOW” factor.
The panels wrapping around really give it a elegant look. Nice, nice, and, nice.

Keep em coming, can’t wait for more.

Oh….”32 days”....holy crap, thats hustling. You must have incredible drive.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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ShopDogs

228 posts in 1956 days


#14 posted 1330 days ago

Thanks Gary. Praise coming from you is uplifting, let me assure you. Yes, I am a driven person, but I thought I had left that behind me when I quit my other career 18 months ago. The whole idea of TulsaWoodSmith was to piddle around and stay home, better to pet my wife and dogs. The clients have been great to work with, and I tend to over estimate my ability to deliver in a timely fashion and still lead a slothful life :)

These clients are building a new house in MN as well, and want me to build all of the cabinets and built-ins.
So much for slothful.

I am building for myself right now in my shop. If it does not turn out looking like a dog’s breakfast, I will post it.
Be careful out there..
Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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sras

3780 posts in 1728 days


#15 posted 1330 days ago

Wow! You have been busy! Thanks for taking time to stop and snap some pics – they are all beautiful pieces. Thanks for shairng.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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