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Project by Cristof posted 09-25-2011 06:50 AM 2410 views 17 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this as my master’s piece for my wife in 1988. Involves every aspect of furniture making I could do: outlined dovetails (ebony stripping), inlay (ivory, holly wood), book-matched and curved doors, both sets drawers along front (all one piece), drawers above curved from one piece, carving of wife’s name, date, maker, etc. on back, French polish finish, and, of course, dovetailed drawer boxes. Approx. 42×42 x 18 inches. Collection of the Artist.

-- Cristof





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shipwright

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#1 posted 09-25-2011 07:21 AM

Outstanding piece, Welcome to Lumberjocks.
I look forward to seeing more of your very fine work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 07:57 AM

beautyfull piece :-)

wellcome to L J enjoy and have fun

Dennis

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 08:17 AM

Awesome!! I can hear oohs and aahs throughout the LJ community.

Welcome to LJ!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 09-25-2011 08:28 AM

A real masterpiece, welcome to LJ’s

-- Billp

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 02:44 PM

That is a very nice job of craftsmanship; it’s beautiful. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- 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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#6 posted 09-25-2011 02:57 PM

Stunning piece. What was the finishing process? The color and grain really pops.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#7 posted 09-25-2011 05:26 PM

Great Lookin Desk

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 09-25-2011 05:27 PM

Cristof welcome to Ljs
This desk screams Quality,beauty and amazing workmanship .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CaptainAhab

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#9 posted 09-25-2011 05:31 PM

Looks like you know what you’re doing!!

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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mmh

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#10 posted 09-25-2011 06:16 PM

I’m one of the LJ’s “Oooohing” and “Aaaaahing”!

Lovely lines and beautiful wood. I like the sleekness of the legs and the proportions, as I love modern or simple lined furniture. Very elegant piece.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Docopac

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#11 posted 09-25-2011 06:25 PM

Very nice work. Something like this is definitely on my bucket list.

-- Docopac (a carpenter in a different medium)

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Les Hastings

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#12 posted 09-25-2011 07:00 PM

Awesome craftsmanship! Welcome to lumberjocks, Glad you could joins us!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#13 posted 09-25-2011 07:57 PM

I reeeeeeally dig this desk, mon ami. I would love to build one for the missus but alas… she enjoys more ornamentation. Something with cabrioles. Anyway, this is one sweet desk. Lovely build.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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RogerBean

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#14 posted 09-25-2011 11:36 PM

Lovely piece. Nicely done indeed.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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shavins

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#15 posted 09-25-2011 11:58 PM

wow!

-- shavins

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