Live Edge Canadian Black Walnut Computer Desk

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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

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#1 posted 102 days ago

Nice design and wood for the desk but it cannot compare with your friend that lies beneath

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 102 days ago

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 102 days ago

nice desk

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#4 posted 102 days ago

How is the miter joint where the vertical leg meets the base reinforced?

It’s a very nice piece. Beautiful walnut.

-- Gary

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#5 posted 102 days ago

stunning desk! Simplistic looking design yet functional and beautiful.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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Canadian Woodworks

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#6 posted 102 days ago

That’s my Dog…... Ark…... He is the best! (-: @deon

The miter joints which I should have taken a picture of, Are reinforced by 6 floating tenons in each joint ranging in length from 3’’ to 5’’ long 14mm thick. Festool helped out there. I made some cauls to do the glue up to apply the pressure straight onto the joint.

I used system three 20 minute 2 part 2:1 epoxy, giving the end grain lot’s of time to soak up the epoxy before clamping it tight. @Garwood

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#7 posted 102 days ago

Beautiful wood and design. Great work.

-- Rod - Oregon

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Dave Smith

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#8 posted 102 days ago

That is a gorgeous piece of work. You’ll enjoy perusing LumberJocks on that desk! ;)

-- Thanks! Dave ...

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#9 posted 102 days ago

Looks great. Those legs are very pretty

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#10 posted 102 days ago

Outstanding work Paul

-- Custom furniture

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Canadian Woodworks

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#11 posted 101 days ago

Thanks guys, I was lucky to get this lumber. I can’t wait to show Fred the original 92 year old sawyer/owner of the raw lumber.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#12 posted 101 days ago

Wonderful desk/table. And what a beautiful finish for it. Perfect.


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#13 posted 101 days ago

i really love that bookmatched top.., it looks like your assistant gave his approval.

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

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#14 posted 101 days ago

Love the wood, and that leg design is really cool. Always like to see your stuff.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#15 posted 101 days ago

Paul, that is a great lookig desk. Well done!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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