Neopolian Longhorn desk.

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Project by Arthouse posted 12-17-2011 07:18 PM 1536 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and built this for a Gallery in Vail who wanted one of my longhorn pieces. I used walnut and spalted pecan and longhorns. The design was to make a curved table with no straight lines to accentuate the curve of the horns so I used a french Neopolian style to achieve my goal of curves . I inlayed a spalted pecan curve that matches the table top edge to add the french style and then I made a curved 3/16’’ thick moulding plant on for the curved apron sides. I also departed from the past using silver tips on the bottom of the horns and glued walnut and quilted maple for a accent bottom floor piece. When picking the lumber I found a couple of 8/4 quilted grain pieces and used them for the longhorn curved apron edge block if you can see in pic. I then stained with a transparent stain and sprayed with conversion varnish. I think I achieved my goal of a piece that will cross over from Western to a New York apartment . All this and Heaven too.

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#1 posted 12-17-2011 09:21 PM

Very nice table!!.............Jim

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 12:44 AM

This is absolutely beautiful and so unique! Truely one of a kind. Great work.

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 02:42 AM

Well, I like the table top and I like the longhorn legs, just not together. Personally, I think if you take the table top off, and adopt a more Western style top, or put a more French legs on that table top,you would have a spectacular table either way . . . the longhorn legs are wasted on Napoleon.

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#4 posted 12-19-2011 04:23 AM

very cool

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#5 posted 12-19-2011 04:26 AM

Wow that’s one of a kind very cool.

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