Walnut Desk

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Project by stazzz posted 05-14-2011 05:57 AM 2154 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Walnut computer desk made from Walnut recovered from a bank office remodel. Lumber was headed to the dump. It was in the dumpster!!! Solid Walnut door frames and all the trim from a complete floor of highrise. At least 35 door frames!!

-- Custom Woodwork By Fred

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#1 posted 05-14-2011 06:22 AM

Now that is what I call recycling!

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#2 posted 05-14-2011 09:52 AM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 05-14-2011 01:57 PM

Awesome job.. Great save of some beautiful stock.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#4 posted 05-14-2011 02:52 PM

Looks great. I love finding wood that someone is throwing away.

the fact is that most people really think things should go in the garbage. most of our “garbage ir reusable.

This is a beautiful example. Thanks for sharing.

This is an unpaid for meaage that does not reflect the opinios of Lumberjocks or it’s parent company.

But it should

-- Anthony

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#5 posted 05-14-2011 03:18 PM

I absolutely love it walnut is a favorite of mine and this is awesome.


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#6 posted 05-14-2011 03:34 PM

Great save. Are you going to follow the company around that threw this material away. I think I would volunteer to be their cleanup crew. Very nice rebuild.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#7 posted 05-14-2011 03:41 PM

What a great recycling gloat, and great use of it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 05-14-2011 04:54 PM

That’s gorgeous! I love all the sapwood on the upper cabinets. I agree with Lynn, we need to be their cleanup crew – lol I like the way you topped if off with black crown molding, too.

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#9 posted 05-14-2011 09:10 PM

Great save. I love what you did with it. I never have any luck finding good stuff like that. Do you have any left?

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#10 posted 05-14-2011 10:15 PM

This is one beautiful desk – Congratulations.

-- 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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#11 posted 05-14-2011 11:39 PM

My wife hates crown molding!! I built the desk as we were dating and didn’t have crown molding on it for some time…then I just did it….now she loves it and can’t imagine it without it!!!! It actually is not attached…lol..oh and I do have Walnut left over by the truck load….so many projects ahead

-- Custom Woodwork By Fred

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#12 posted 05-14-2011 11:50 PM

Good for you!

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#13 posted 05-15-2011 06:04 PM

wow, this is beautiful…. and you found the wood…. man I would be happy to find ballets let alone Walnut

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#14 posted 05-17-2011 08:50 PM

I love the heartwood and sapwood contrasts. Great work.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#15 posted 05-18-2011 03:14 AM

I am so glad to hear that you salvaged that wood, it really is a shame that so much good wood goes to the dump well done

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