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Project by Jacquelyn Smith posted 1160 days ago 3214 views 28 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Bob’s Desk. Bob is a computer engineer who wanted a very cool desk for his 50th birthday. He came to me wanting a red concrete desk and came away with this. It is made of Tiger wood, Wengé, Jatoba steel and concrete. I am honored with the gift of designing and building it. To see more about this project check out my flickr page . . . comments appreciated!
I used my Laguna band saw to re-saw all the wood and make my own veneer and inlay. It was such fun laying out the grain pattern on that tiger wood and trying to decide the pattern I wanted! Well, actually just about every step of this job was fun. I hope you enjoy it too.

-- perfect45degree.com





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Millo

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#1 posted 1160 days ago

Absolutely amazing. I love it. Very inspiring design, plus it must be very inspiring to do work on a desk like this one. Thanks for sharing.

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cathyb

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#2 posted 1160 days ago

The flow is lovely. I like the natural edges and the curved wenge legs. Your work is inspiring. Thank you for sharing your art and welcome to LJ’s

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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patron

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#3 posted 1160 days ago

welcome to LJ’s

bob is one smart and lucky guy
to have you do this work

as much as we all love concrete (?)

your woods and work
are so smooth and flowing

a real joy to see

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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EzJack

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#4 posted 1160 days ago

Mighty cool!

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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pastahill

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#5 posted 1160 days ago

It´s absolutely a great work. What concrete did you use and did you reinforce it with a metal inlay?

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!

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Andrius_Sta

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#6 posted 1160 days ago

Extraordinary.

-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands http://www.andriussta.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1160 days ago

Wow. Your are a very talented designer and builder. That is one cool desk! Far out!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ken_c

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#8 posted 1160 days ago

I’m not much into modern but that desk rocks – very nice!

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Terry

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#9 posted 1160 days ago

Beautiful desk. You even covered the dog in Tiger wood. Well done.

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Woodwrecker

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#10 posted 1160 days ago

That is one cool looking desk.

Very nice work and the curved pieces really set it off.

Your wood selection was awesome as well.

Welcome to Lumber Jocks.

-- Having fun...Eric

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dakremer

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#11 posted 1160 days ago

That is probably the coolest desk I’ve ever seen (no joke). WOW!! I love the concrete/steel/wood mixture

Welcome to LJs. Can’t wait to see more

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

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beginner1

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#12 posted 1160 days ago

Unbelieveable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Gerald, Illinois

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yrob

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#13 posted 1160 days ago

Whoa its perfect. Not only is it beautiful but it seems like it is perfectly designed for being functional. I wish I could convince my boss to commission you and get one of those in my office..

-- Yves

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blackcherry

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#14 posted 1160 days ago

Jaw dropping gorgeous!

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ianlee74

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#15 posted 1160 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! I’ve never wanted my name to be Bob so bad in my life… How much does it weigh? Does it come apart into multiple pieces?

-- Ian, Tennessee

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