|Project by Canadian Woodworks||posted 01-06-2014 12:07 PM||3218 views||16 times favorited||25 comments|
Computer desk built using some beautiful Canadian Black Walnut which I got from a local auction from a gentleman that milled dried and stored the lumber. He was semi retiring at the age of 92 (-:
The desk is 56’’ long and about 30’’ deep, it’s height is 28’’ which should be just about right to feel comfortable when typing on a laptop.
I was lucky to discover that the slabs I got were flitch sawn, which allowed me to book match the top at a full thickness of about 1.75’’ thick. I added some bowties or butterflys to the cracks from Curly Maple.
The base is built using the same walnut laminated together to build nice thick chunky legs, that do not need a stretcher between the 2 legs.
The top is attached with threaded 1’’ inserts into the top, which uses allen key bolts to secure it to the base.
The finish is what I use on most everything, equal parts mixture BLO, Raw Tung and Poly wipe on wipe off. The base has 4 coats while the top has 10
As always thanks for looking.
-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com