Walnut topped desk

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Project by jtworkshop posted 09-17-2012 08:23 PM 1070 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother brought up a couple slabs of rough walnut from PA. Wasn’t sure what to do with them but then I found this desk/table base being discarded. Painted it flat black(it was bright green) and added the light pine trim work. Also built the false drawer front. The top took alot of sanding at the carpenter’s shop to get each slab smoothed out as they were really warped. Then more sanding at home. Adding the thin strip of pine in the middle of the top seemed to pull everything together. Finish is 2 coats of raw linseed oil and one coat of Ruelle’s paste wax.

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 02:50 AM

Absolutely beautiful marriage of found Art and new Beautiful Walnut top ! Nice job

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 04:02 PM

You’re right , the lightness of the pine adds just the right amount of pop. And of course, walnut is beautiful. Very nice job of pulling these things together. Trade for the pine desk I’m setting at?

-- Mark in Va

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#3 posted 09-18-2012 04:16 PM

Gorgeous grain in that top ! A real eye-catcher : )

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 05:07 PM

Wow! What great use of contrasting color with the paint and inner seam separating the two book matched slabs! This table is really striking and definitely a keeper! Very well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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