Sapele Executive Desk

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Project by okcJon posted 03-17-2014 03:18 AM 2150 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this desk for my personal use. It is approximately 74” wide and 32” deep. Primarily sapele hardwood, with some plywood on the interior. Drawers are poplar with 1/4” sapele plywood bottoms. The desk is currently living in my shop, which doubles as my office. Designed it in sketchup, wasn’t shooting for any particular style. Took me almost 3 weeks to build. Finish is 3 coats of Arm R Seal, semi-gloss.

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 09:25 AM

Very nice and very beautiful

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

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 09:26 AM

Just forgot, Welcome to Lumberjocks

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

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 11:27 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!!! That is one sweet office/workshop you’ve got there! The desk is gorgeous. Keep posting your beautiful pieces.

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 11:58 AM

wow, that is one beautiful desk, great work. Welcome to LJ’s

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#5 posted 03-17-2014 12:03 PM

Very nice desk, love your treatment on the corners, reminds me of the work of Udo Schmidt, a cabinetmaker.
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#6 posted 03-17-2014 12:08 PM

Very nice desk. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#7 posted 03-17-2014 12:32 PM

Very nice

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#8 posted 03-17-2014 05:26 PM

Looks good. I’ve always liked and wanted to work with ribbon sapele.

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#9 posted 03-17-2014 10:22 PM

Beautiful! I really like sapele. Beautiful wood at a pretty descent price. The ribbon sapele really looks great on a large project like that. Hope you enjoy lumberjocks as much as I do! Glad to have you with us.

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#10 posted 03-17-2014 11:18 PM

Yeah that is one fine looking desk. On a side note I think you just won the ‘cleanest shop’ award! All around nice piece.

-- --Denver-- Any society that will give up a little liberty for a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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#11 posted 03-18-2014 05:42 AM


A real beauty! Thanks for sharing and welcome!


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#12 posted 07-10-2014 07:27 PM

any chance of posting the sketchup? love the basic design of this for a desk at work and I’d like to build myself something fairly quickly

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