Creole Desk

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Project by AJVperiodfurniture posted 02-10-2014 09:37 AM 1551 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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#1 posted 02-10-2014 11:02 AM

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.

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 12:08 PM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 12:17 PM

Really sweet. Beautiful piece.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-10-2014 12:50 PM

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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#5 posted 02-10-2014 01:09 PM

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

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 01:13 PM

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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#7 posted 02-10-2014 03:53 PM

nice looking desk

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 05:05 PM

Sweet. The hand forged hardware is a great touch.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#9 posted 02-10-2014 07:42 PM

vary nice work

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#10 posted 02-11-2014 01:17 AM

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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#11 posted 02-11-2014 03:19 AM

Sweet. That wood is beautiful.
Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#12 posted 02-11-2014 04:48 AM

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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