Bleached Walnut Desk

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Project by grosa posted 09-02-2011 01:37 AM 4473 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All the solid walnut was bleached 3 times and the plywood was bleached once. This is the wood bleach we used.

We used yellow dye stain, orange dye and a brown wipe on stain as a glaze and clear coated with conversion varnish.
This is the appliques being bleached.

See the blog on how it was made.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 09-02-2011 02:01 AM

Wow, that really turned out nice!

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#2 posted 09-02-2011 03:38 AM

Really Pretty!

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 03:56 AM

You nailed it!

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 07:00 AM

Excellent !!

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#5 posted 09-02-2011 08:10 AM

Cool, I like the design. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 09-02-2011 10:10 AM

A work of art! Very nice.

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#7 posted 09-02-2011 02:13 PM

Very nice indeed. It looks perfect. Great job.

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#8 posted 09-02-2011 02:19 PM


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#9 posted 09-02-2011 05:39 PM

It is amazing looking. WHat is the purpose of wood bleach?

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#10 posted 09-02-2011 08:21 PM

this is a beautiful piece, but let me ask a question, why did you bleach the walnut, is there not a wood you could use that was lighter…this is just a just a huge fan of walnut and its color, so im just wondering the purpose for bleaching it instead of a lighter wood being used…but im taking it you wanted the grain patters from the walnut , but wanted it lighter,,,is that a correct guess…

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#11 posted 09-03-2011 12:23 AM

Thanks every one for your comments. The purpose for bleaching the wood Was to match an existing desk set. This desks color was very light because it was very old and it was walnut. So to match the patina of the old desk we had to bleach the new walnut.

-- Have a great day.

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#12 posted 09-04-2011 12:35 PM

Very nice. I like the little notches in the bottom, I am assuming these were done for what appears to be a PC shelf underneath for running cords

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#13 posted 09-04-2011 09:16 PM

Dyankee, yes, you are correct.

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