walnut and birds-eye maple desk

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Project by alexsutula posted 02-13-2012 03:51 AM 3287 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this desk for a client. Made of solid walnut and birds-eye maple, finished with a tung oil and varnish mix with a wax topcoat. All drawers are solid wood and dovetailed all around, and run on wood slides. this desk was fun to build and was pretty straight forward.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 03:52 AM

Very nice desk this is wonderful, you did so very well .

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 03:53 AM

Super looking desk, great wood combinations.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 04:16 AM

Fantastic desk.. Very nice wood selection

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 04:22 AM

I love walnut and with birds eye maple, well what a combination.

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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#5 posted 02-13-2012 06:35 AM

Beautiful dovetails.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#6 posted 02-13-2012 08:08 AM

I’m sure your client was pleased with the desk. Maybe straight forward to build, but you did it well.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#7 posted 02-13-2012 10:18 AM

A very nice build; congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 02-13-2012 02:22 PM

Just FANTASTIC! Thanks for posting!

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#9 posted 02-13-2012 05:20 PM

I really like the breadboard style top. That definitely takes it up a notch.

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#10 posted 02-13-2012 11:55 PM

Really, really sharp desk

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 02-14-2012 02:07 AM

Very nice looking desk!

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#12 posted 02-15-2012 03:22 AM

Great table. I also like the double-breadboard of the middle stile and the great looking grain continuity of the top.

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA

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#13 posted 02-17-2012 02:19 AM

That gorgeous! Awesome work.

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