First of all thanks to everyone that gave me some people to contact to find some crotch figured walnut. This is a learning curve for me. I have been away from the walnut a few years and building up my collection of curly maple. Folks – its not easy to find relatively small pieces of figured walnut. As some of you know, the Bird desk has two panels in the bookcase approximately 12 x 32″ and roughly 5/8″ thick. I thought it would be easier to find some killer panels to put in. Not so fast…..
Most of the stuff that has the figure to put in the center of the panel is part of a slab from the west coast that looks more like a table top than a thin panel piece. I’ll keep searching but its looking more and more like the old veneer route for this project. Again, thanks to all that offered some help I really appreciate it