|Project by Dusty123||posted 06-01-2012 06:33 PM||2705 views||12 times favorited||14 comments|
This is a 1 3/4” thick mesquite desk. Both the top and legs are made of book matched Texas mesquite. The top is from one tree and both the legs came from another. Working with mesquite you learn how to fill the cracks to where it looks like the normal black streaks in the wood that naturally occurs. I cut the side edges off with a chain saw and then just sanded it lightly. It left a very interesting edge with a lot of character but still smooth to the touch. The finish is 3 coats of gloss Waterlox and the final coat of satin Waterlox. After finish cures over 4-5 days it is rubbed down with 0000 steel wool and wax.