Quilted Maple Desk Clock

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Project by BarbS posted 02-23-2014 06:23 AM 1624 views 4 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All credit goes to the wood in this one! Just a simple design, to let this wood do all the talking. 4-1/2” across the base, about 3-1/2” tall. I sanded it to 600 grit, put two coats of Danish Oil on it, buffed it out by hand, and gave it a coat of Conservator’s Beeswax. It just shimmers as you walk past it. Maple can be such a surprise.


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#1 posted 02-23-2014 06:37 AM

Yes… that wood is Super Beautiful… really Makes the project! :)

Nice job too!

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 01:44 PM

Wow, beautiful figured piece. Great work on letting the wood speak for itself Barb.

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 01:52 PM

Beautiful. Even more so because you didn’t add any extra embellishments.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 02:03 PM

It shimmers in the pic. In person, that has to really pop. Beee-u-teee-ful!

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#5 posted 02-23-2014 02:20 PM

Every time I see quilted maple I’m reminded of home. I did a lot of growing up in Gig Harbor and out on the Peninsula.

The finish is gorgeous Barb and I like the arch with the angles.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#6 posted 02-23-2014 02:22 PM

Simple elegance in motion.

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 02:24 PM

Just plain awesome Barb.Very nice work. Love to see your work.

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#8 posted 02-23-2014 02:55 PM

What i love is that you let the wood speak for itself. Good design and stunning outcome.

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

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#9 posted 02-23-2014 03:21 PM

Fantastic Barb, what a real beauty!

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#10 posted 02-23-2014 03:54 PM

Credit can easily be given to beautiful grains that pop out with the finish of a project … but it takes a skilled and artistic woodworker to use simplicity of design to allow such beauty to speak. Well done Barb!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#11 posted 02-23-2014 04:17 PM

That is a beautiful hunk-o-wood.
Good for you for doing something special with it.


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#12 posted 02-23-2014 04:41 PM

That is sooooo beautiful. I love that species.

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#13 posted 02-23-2014 04:46 PM

Barb, this is a beautiful clock out of a beautiful piece of wood. Nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 02-23-2014 06:20 PM

That is beautiful, it could easily be mistaken for marble … you did do the wood justice with this clock.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 02-23-2014 07:17 PM

Wow, that is some piece of timber Barb, you have done it proud, a real beauty :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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