Quarter Sawn White Oak Writing Desk

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Project by Brent Livingwell posted 08-09-2012 02:32 PM 3011 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At 22×44 this little writing desk is very functional. I always thought desks should be bigger, but this one proves me wrong. Plenty of space and a single drawer.
Notice the bread board ends with walnut plugs.
Seems that quartersawn oak has great variability in grain pattern and ray and flake are NOT a guaranteed feature…duh, but I was surprised to have such difficulty in finding great ray and flake. This desk has almost none.
I stained it with a fruitwood oil stain as I do not love oak.


-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#1 posted 08-09-2012 11:36 PM

awesome job!love the plugs in the ends.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 02:53 PM

Well done!! Like your design, especially the bread board ends.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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