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Project by Scott Parsons posted 10-21-2012 06:07 PM 3840 views 31 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With this design I was playing with weight and balance and incorporating a swooping curve that is attempting to depict a stylized tree-like form that would contrast the straight lines of the drawers and top. The keyboard tray is over an 1 1/2” thick and like the drawers are mounted on soft closing slides. The wood used is walnut and maple and the finish is hand applied polymerized tung oil. The blue inlay is dyed bamboo and I was playing with colour and enjoyed taking the chance with it.





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#1 posted 10-21-2012 06:29 PM

Definitely an inspiring piece. Well done.

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#2 posted 10-21-2012 08:09 PM

I love it. Nice craftsmanship.

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#3 posted 10-21-2012 08:56 PM

great design and well crafted.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 09:07 PM

Great piece some of it’s lines remind me of some of Art Carpenters work.

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#5 posted 10-21-2012 09:35 PM

Great combination of lines and details, as well as your wood choices! Excellent work!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 11:38 PM

Nice forn, nice lines..too bad we’re the only ones that look under and behind a piece. LOL! This one for you?

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#7 posted 10-22-2012 12:16 AM

Holy cow, that is an insperation in it self. great form and execution. Iam really taken aside by the wood choices and grain patterns. Move to the head of the class … However one thing I don’t understand … why is it held together with Velcro?? As shown in photo 3. :)

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#8 posted 10-22-2012 03:11 AM

Bold design, masterful craftsmanship!

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#9 posted 10-22-2012 07:28 AM

Ah, something new at great last! The blue spline is a very nice touch, definately different from the usual ebony :)

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#10 posted 10-22-2012 07:36 AM

Fantastic design: Excellent craftsmanship. Thank you for sharing.

-- PJ, Lisbon, Portugal

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#11 posted 10-22-2012 10:53 AM

That is a beautiful piece of work.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#12 posted 10-22-2012 01:48 PM

nice desk

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#13 posted 10-22-2012 01:58 PM

The blue does remind me quite a bit of a turquoise inlay, just not quite to that degree since you can still distinguish the grain of the wood.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#14 posted 10-22-2012 05:35 PM

Its awsome.It is definately not just a desk.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 10-22-2012 05:38 PM

Excellent, love the clean lines and design.

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