Reception Desk

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Project by Thumper posted 853 days ago 2112 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I belong to the Sourwood Gallery in Black Mountain, NC. We are also members of the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League (SVFAL). One of the SVFAL board members asked my wife if I could build them a reception desk for the new Red House Gallery and Art Studio facility (also located in Black Mountain, NC). The idea of a reception desk in an art gallery was intriguing at best. After coming up with a design, I contact a couple of my suppliers and waited for the wood to show up. i should have known that I was in trouble when the wood for the desk top arrived in three UPS packages and the lightest package was 66 pounds. By the time I planed, jointed, routed, sanded, and finished it, the baby weighed in a tad over 325 pounds.

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#1 posted 853 days ago

If that reception desk doesn’t catch your eye and attention as you enter the Gallery, nothing will! ! It is stunning! What kind of wood did you use for the inserts and drawer fronts, Thumper, is it the same wood you used for the jewelry box?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 853 days ago

Looks stunning and fitting of the gallery! Ambrosia Maple and Purple Heart?

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#3 posted 853 days ago

Stunning color combo. Nice job.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#4 posted 853 days ago

When they’re done with it, send it my way and I can use it as a workbench! That thing is sweet!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 853 days ago

Purpleheart and ambrosia maple make a nice combination. It will be the pride of the gallery.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 853 days ago

Wow that is a beautiful desk. I love the color combination in the woods you used. Great job.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#7 posted 853 days ago

Another excellent project, congrats

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 853 days ago

you almost nailed it

nice work

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 853 days ago


-- Powered by Smith & Wilson~~~

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#10 posted 853 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture.

-- - Martin

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#11 posted 852 days ago

Always willing to learn Moron, what did I miss?

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#12 posted 852 days ago

Wow what a great job! Love the wood choice.

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

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#13 posted 852 days ago

Great color, great design, just great work!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#14 posted 852 days ago

Fantastic combo!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#15 posted 852 days ago

This is great!, I love the contrasting wood colors. That is some serious fine woodworking, I lived in Asheville for half a year and really enjoyed my time there, thats a nice area. Thanks for posting

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings,

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