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#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.
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#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.
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#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.
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#4 posted 06-20-2011 04:55 PM
Nice transformation! Thanks for sharing.
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#5 posted 06-20-2011 05:21 PM
Nice re purposing of wood.I like what you came up with.
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#6 posted 06-20-2011 05:23 PM
I wouldn’t have looked twice if the light color frame. It adds to the look.
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#7 posted 06-20-2011 05:32 PM
Great Re purpose of what is to be a cherished item for years to come :)
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#8 posted 06-20-2011 05:32 PM
thanks fellas—it took one week and a half to complete this
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#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.
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#10 posted 06-20-2011 10:21 PM
I like the lighter – darker mix too. It does draw focus to it.
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#11 posted 06-21-2011 04:24 AM
the original maker would be proud that you brought it back to life. really nice job.
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#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. :)
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#13 posted 06-22-2011 01:51 AM
Absolutely beautiful wood – nice job!
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