Ebonized Maple Desk

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Project by MoFrak posted 01-25-2012 12:52 AM 2478 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a desk that I made for my oldest daughter a couple years back. the desk is an original design nothing to fancy other than it was my first attempt at ebonizing maple. I think it turned out OK color was fairly consistent throughout the piece. I used ebony dye as a base and Minwax ebony stain to deepen the color. I also used Birdseye maple for the drawers and decently book-matched ambrosia maple for the doors.

-- “A diamond is just a chunk of coal that worked well under pressure.” - Henry Kissinger

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 01:09 AM

Love it, it really stands out. I like the color combination, just a fine job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 01:31 AM

Like Don said, the color combi is just georgous! Great job! I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 01:33 AM

Beautiful desk!

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#4 posted 01-25-2012 02:42 AM

Nice work! looks great!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#5 posted 01-25-2012 02:42 AM

Looks like a winner to me… Great Job!

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#6 posted 01-25-2012 03:56 AM

A truly amazing desk a way cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-25-2012 05:46 AM

Very nice looking desk. Welcome to LJ.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#8 posted 01-25-2012 12:13 PM

Nice project. Always nice to try new processes and experiment. Thank you for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#9 posted 01-25-2012 12:45 PM

Great job, love the wood!

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

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#10 posted 02-07-2012 01:58 AM

very nice! I hope your daughter gets a lot of use out of it for many years to come :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#11 posted 02-11-2012 01:05 PM

Great job! I cannot believe how dark it turned out. I’m going for the same look on a project I’m planning. What method did you use to ebonize?

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

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#12 posted 07-11-2012 07:56 PM

Beautiful work, love the drawer layout and contrast.

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