or Join Now!
-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people
home | projects | blog
610 posts in 2241 days
Preview this project card
71 posts in 1867 days
#1 posted 06-20-2011 03:40 PM
The wood sure looks pretty! I like how you continued the grain across the drawer fronts. Did you flute the legs or were they already that way? I feel that the light pieces around the drawers distract from the desk but a litte edging would cover that. I’m not a fan of the rounded corners as they remind me of folding utility tables.
-- Chris Wong -- http://flairwoodworks.wordpress.com --
#2 posted 06-20-2011 03:49 PM
chris they were already fluted and the table was already rounded. i should have used a darker piece of mahogany on the front but these folks were real cheap so i don’t think they mind it.
418 posts in 2006 days
#3 posted 06-20-2011 04:20 PM
Wow. I like everything about this project. You’ve done fantastic work bringing these materials back to life. The desk is awesome. Thanks for posting this project.
4341 posts in 2457 days
#4 posted 06-20-2011 04:55 PM
Nice transformation! Thanks for sharing.
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive
2196 posts in 2325 days
#5 posted 06-20-2011 05:21 PM
Nice re purposing of wood.I like what you came up with.
-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"
288 posts in 2638 days
#6 posted 06-20-2011 05:23 PM
I wouldn’t have looked twice if the light color frame. It adds to the look.
754 posts in 2354 days
#7 posted 06-20-2011 05:32 PM
Great Re purpose of what is to be a cherished item for years to come :)
-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path firstname.lastname@example.org
#8 posted 06-20-2011 05:32 PM
thanks fellas—it took one week and a half to complete this
4236 posts in 2488 days
#9 posted 06-20-2011 06:17 PM
When you have mis-matching wood like this, you can also stain those lighter pieces differently than you do the rest of the project to make them more closely match. Either way is fine with me. You did well with the rebuild.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--
17632 posts in 1895 days
#10 posted 06-20-2011 10:21 PM
I like the lighter – darker mix too. It does draw focus to it.
-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net
335 posts in 2280 days
#11 posted 06-21-2011 04:24 AM
the original maker would be proud that you brought it back to life. really nice job.
-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.
361 posts in 1880 days
#12 posted 06-21-2011 05:34 AM
really amazing. Truly a find, and the only comment I can give is that if I were in your shoes, I probably would have offered them a free coffee table if I could have kept the original table. That’s such a beauty, I don’t know if I could part with it. :)
307 posts in 2021 days
#13 posted 06-22-2011 01:51 AM
Absolutely beautiful wood – nice job!
-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!
Go to Pulse page »
©2016 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.
Latest Projects |
Latest Blog Entries |
Latest Forum Topics