walnut and birds-eye maple desk

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Project by alexsutula posted 921 days ago 2381 views 13 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 921 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 921 days ago

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 921 days ago

Fantastic desk.. Very nice wood selection

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 921 days ago

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 920 days ago

Beautiful dovetails.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#6 posted 920 days ago

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 so little time!

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#7 posted 920 days ago

A very nice build; congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 920 days ago

Just FANTASTIC! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#9 posted 920 days ago

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

-- Brian Timmons -

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#10 posted 920 days ago

Really, really sharp desk

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 920 days ago

Very nice looking desk!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#12 posted 919 days ago

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 917 days ago

That gorgeous! Awesome work.

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