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Arts and Craft Desk ( AKA the Bullet Desk )

comments (3) February 4th, 2014 in Reader's Gallery

pintodeluxe pintodeluxe, member
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This is a quartersawn white oak library desk built for my son. It features 8 decorative corbels, and two pencil drawers. The finish is a stain-over-dye technique inspired by Jeff Jewitt.

The drawers feature hidden compartments, but the real gem of this piece is a bullet lodged in one of the side rails (see the 5th picture). It is a fun detail for my son to point out to friends.

Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Willie Sandry

posted in: Reader's Gallery, arts and crafts, desk, stickley, willie sandry, willie sandry designs, Bullet Desk, Arts and Crafts desk

Comments (3)

user-2610185 user-2610185 writes: Hi. I'm just starting my first Arts & Crafts project (coffee table) with quatersawn white oak. I looked up the Jeff Jewiit finishing tecnique ( )
Which TransTint and stain did you use? It looks great. The flakes pop put, but aren't neon.
Posted: 2:56 pm on February 10th

pintodeluxe pintodeluxe writes: Yes, I came across the bullet while planing some stock a few years back. I set it aside, knowing I would find a good way to use the special board. I showed it to my son, and he instantly asked to incorporate it into his desk.

Posted: 3:14 pm on February 5th

vwdiesel vwdiesel writes: Was the bullet already in the wood? I've milled logs on my mill and have found bullets buried deep inside where the tree has grown around it after years.
Posted: 7:41 pm on February 4th

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