|Project by Stephen Mines||posted 02-01-2012 09:17 PM||1494 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
This is one of the desks I made for a ‘horse leg barstool’ customer, an oil-ag magnate in the Bakersfield, CA area. He’d ordered quite a few horse leg bar stools, horse leg sofa back table and other horse-leg items, so when he asked if I could make him a special horse leg desk I, of course, said ‘Yes!’. This photo is of what I dubbed the Deputy’s Desk; it is a ‘rough-out’ copy of a George Washington desk with a kind of western flair, and was made to be used by my customer’s office receptionist. It’s Dims: 62” wide X 28” deep X 36” high (counting rail). The George Washington desk traditionaly has letter cubbies left and right of the writing surface but for this application it made sense to put it on the front of the long side…sort of a psychological modesty panel/barrier for the receptionist; it had a large pencil drawer and two file drawers (with false fronts to look like two drawers on each side). It was made in Western Yellow Pine; the surround rail was put together from brass lamp rod and various brass lamp parts (I was making a lot of lamps at the time!) and drawer pulls were off the shelf stuff I was currently using.
Also shown (last two photos) are shots of a horse leg sofa table (48” long X 22” deep X 30”H) and a glass top horse leg end table (31” sq X 20”H) also from my horse leg furniture collection.
The actual horse leg desk I made for my customer’s personal use was an elaborate ‘westernized’ copy of a double-sided ‘partner’s desk’ in genuine mahogany (and lots of gold-plated brass!) The ‘home office’ this guy had would feel right at home in a Dallas skyscraper! Not shown here, for another LJ project.
-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)