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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.
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Hi. I'm just starting my first Arts & Crafts project (coffee table) with quatersawn white oak. I looked up the Jeff Jewiit finishing tecnique (http://www.homesteadfinishingproducts.com/pdf/mission_oak_rev1-2011.pdf )
Which TransTint and stain did you use? It looks great. The flakes pop put, but aren't neon.
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.
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.
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