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I built this from all reclaimed cypress from three different homes, dating between 1850-1900. The drawers are poplar. It is finished with amber shellac and paste wax. The drawer pulls were forged by a local blacksmith.

-- AJV Period Furniture





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 202 days ago

welcome to LJ’s that reclaimed cypress is quite lovely. Are the pulls true to the period? I don’t know that I’ve seen any like that & they are large for the drawers. being a northener, I’m not as familiar with southern furniture as I should be.

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

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 202 days ago

Very nice desk, beautiful wood and design…excellent job.
Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 202 days ago

Really sweet. Beautiful piece.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 202 days ago

A very beautiful table. I like the grain orientation on the two outer drawers, fantastic looking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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steve_in_ohio

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#5 posted 202 days ago

wow that is beautiful, the cypress looks very nice, great work, Welcome to LJ’s

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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AJVperiodfurniture

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#6 posted 202 days ago

I built the desk for Destrehan Plantation, and asked the blacksmith who also works there to make whatever kind of pulls he thinks would be best. They seem a little large, but the design is very pleasing.

-- AJV Period Furniture

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david38

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#7 posted 202 days ago

nice looking desk

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BTimmons

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#8 posted 202 days ago

Sweet. The hand forged hardware is a great touch.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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IndianJoe

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#9 posted 202 days ago

vary nice work

-- Nimkee** Joe

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 202 days ago

That is beautiful! That reclaimed cypress is a LOT darker than the cypress (bald cypress) around here. I love it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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woodchuckerNJ

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#11 posted 202 days ago

Sweet. That wood is beautiful.
Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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TheWoodenOyster

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#12 posted 202 days ago

Cypress is just awesome wood. Never worked with it, but I’ve always wanted to. Seems like the prettier sister of pine. Well done!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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