Walnut Desk

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Project by Abe Low posted 03-09-2008 02:12 AM 2107 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the parts of a desk made for a friend to fit her space and usage. It has a small drawer unit with 6 drawers that can be placed anywhere on the 34” x 60” top, two 11” x 11” x 10” units with two shelfs each to hold reams of paper and a pedistal 30”h x 22”w x 30”d with only two 28” deep drawers. One to hold two hanging files and the upper one to hold her reference books. As usual, I under bid the job. It took 75 hours. The main material is walnut venier core with 1/4” walnut banding. Finish was one coat of Watco Teak oil followed 72 hrs later with two coats of regular poly and a final coat of wipe-on poly.
The friend was very happy with the piece.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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#1 posted 03-09-2008 02:18 AM

looks great. keep up the great work.

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#2 posted 03-09-2008 04:07 AM

Wish I could make something like this. My mom doesn’t like the “Wood” look for our house. :( So my peices are usually limited to small things. Our house is to contemperary for anything, and so I usually end up makeing things that don’t stay in one place.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#3 posted 03-09-2008 05:16 AM

Abe this is another example of you expert craftsmanship. I like the wood, design and finish on the desk. That finish really jumps out at you.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 03-10-2008 08:23 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. A friend of mine is a professional and recently told me he wouldn’t do a desk for less than $4000. Now I know he had the right price range.
Do you know the difference between a professional woodworker and a large pizza?

A large pizza can feed a family of four.

Fortunately, I am just a hobbyist that does a commission piece for a friend about every other year.
My pizza money comes from my retirement check.


-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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