Cherry Desk

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Project by Zach117 posted 12-22-2011 12:05 AM 1210 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry Desk with spalted maple panels. All solid wood raised panels that are turned to the inside. Front four panels are all from the same flitch and I was kind of disappointed with the way the bookmatch came out. I guess you take this risk working with spalted wood. Finish is waterlox. My first project of this size and it took me awhile to build it in my garage. Haven’t built the drawers yet and left that open that you can see in the last picture.

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 01:00 AM


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#2 posted 12-22-2011 01:14 AM

Sure is easy on the eyes. Looking forward to seeing it finished up with some drawers.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 02:00 AM

This is a real gem amazing wood and cool design.

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#4 posted 12-22-2011 02:58 AM

Very nice. I’m mixing cherry and sasafras.

-- Don

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#5 posted 12-22-2011 04:11 AM

well i know you wanted that look of book match, but with spalted wood, you just wont get it, but you did a beautiful job, it caught my eye right away…..would love to see it when the drawers are done, great job

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#6 posted 12-22-2011 08:21 AM

Love the spalted panels. Great looking desk.

-- nate.

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 11:20 AM

A real beauty! One to be proud of no doubt!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 12-22-2011 08:46 PM

Wow very nice job !!!, good work.

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#9 posted 12-22-2011 09:43 PM

Very nice.

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#10 posted 12-22-2011 10:51 PM

The wood is gorgeous and the desk looks very nice. Congratulations.


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