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Project by rednorthshore posted 263 days ago 2173 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter did great in school last year she had great grades and excellent remarks from teacher. She had been doing her homework on this tiny table and chair she asked if I could make her a desk.
I made this out of some figured monkeypod and I used milo for the flower inlay. I used thru mortise and tenon for chair and I shaped the seat with a grinder. I finished it with lacquer.

-- red





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widdle

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#1 posted 263 days ago

very nice, inlay looks great…that knot looks like a doozy..

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JohnnyStrawberry

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#2 posted 263 days ago

Fantastic pieces! I love’em! Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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Buckethead

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#3 posted 263 days ago

Wow! A beautiful piece! I thought I noticed a flower in the desktop aside from the inlay… Naturally occurring in the grain. She will cherish this desk her entire life. Well done, Dad.

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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Vip3r74

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#4 posted 263 days ago

Absolutely stunning work and the wood just blows my mind. I’m struggling to work out if the work compliments the wood or if the wood compliments the work? Very lucky girl to have such furniture.

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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GerardoArg1

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#5 posted 263 days ago

Beatiful. Excelent choise of grain. Congratulations for you daughter, hope be happy. Thanks for post

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 263 days ago

Great work, I watched a video on the woodwhisper’s web site on one like this… Well done….

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

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 263 days ago

Beautiful work on the table and chair. The Monkeypod wood is out standing. Look forward to seeing more of your projects.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 263 days ago

Stunning!! Very Very Beautiful!
You do some awesome Work!
Great job!, I love that Monkeypod!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Randy_ATX

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#9 posted 263 days ago

A+ and some extra credit for the inlay detail. :-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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NaptownWood

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#10 posted 263 days ago

Very beautiful.

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grizzman

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#11 posted 263 days ago

really beautiful work, what a great thing for your daughter, i know she loved that…very well done….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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michelletwo

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#12 posted 263 days ago

isn’t this why we love woodworking? being able to make things for others, that they can use. super table & chair

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Mainiac Matt

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#13 posted 263 days ago

What a cool desk…. really a stunning piece…

How thick is the top?

Are there stability issues with the big knot?

I predict her grades will go down in the future, however, as she’ll be distracted by the grain on the desk every time she sits down to study? ;^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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majuvla

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#14 posted 263 days ago

Amaizing inlay,incredible finish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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natenaaron

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#15 posted 263 days ago

Holy cow! That is beautiful.

I asked my boys, 7 and 11, if they wanted me to build them some homework desks, since I had time this summer. They looked at me like I had three heads and was smoking something. Maybe this is the difference between sons and daughters.

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