Reference Desk

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Project by Ryan posted 12-07-2010 05:44 AM 1724 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple desk with cherry legs.
Drawer is walnut and no hardware is used.
I made it a little high because it’d mainly be used for placing laptop while watching football games.
Desk top is curly maple and it had one blemish so I replaced it with padouk butterfly.
Finished with water-based satin polyurathane three times.

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 06:12 AM

Nice color combo, looks great.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 06:24 AM

I like the wood combination and the uniform grain pattern in the front. Very nicely done.

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 07:05 AM

i love this design! going in to my favorites!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 09:17 AM

Sleek & beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 11:26 AM

Wonderful piece Ryan. A great combination of woods. Thanks for posting it.

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

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 11:37 AM

That is nice and so gentle to the eye.


-- 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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#7 posted 12-07-2010 12:14 PM

VEry nice work

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 12-07-2010 01:06 PM

Looks great – Should kept the blemish under your belt and called it an architectural feature.

-- Marc

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#9 posted 12-07-2010 03:24 PM

Very nice design and use of wood, great job.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 12-07-2010 03:39 PM

Ya had me at “Football”
Very nice combo

-- Doug...

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#11 posted 12-07-2010 04:06 PM

Nice Table !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#12 posted 12-07-2010 04:24 PM

Well done. I really like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 12-07-2010 06:25 PM

Very nice table. Awesome job on turning a blemish into a unique piece.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#14 posted 12-08-2010 12:16 AM

Good color combination and a light, airy look. Nice.

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