Why, Heavens to Mergatroid! It’s Walnut!

Walnut Writing Desk

Finally, finally finished the Bow Front Walnut Writing Desk I’d started in January. Actually most of the work had been done prior to a vacation sprint in early March. All that was left was to finalize the drawer pull, complete the shaping and attaching of the top, and finishing. It is always amazing to me how applying a finish will ‘pop’ the grain, especially on walnut. This piece has 6 coats of hand applied oil-urethane combo and will not need refinishing for a very, very long time. And, no stain. Let the wood sing! That’s what I always say….:)

I’d seen this design, in different forms, primarily in Fine Woodworking magazine. They actually have a set of plans for a desk similar to this and, in an issue from 2018, posted a picture of a beautiful bow front desk built by a student at a woodworking school out west. I couldn’t take my eyes off it nor could I quit thinking about it so I built a similar desk. Admittedly, this one is simplified from the other designs but, in fact, that’s one of the things I love about this…simple, elegant design. Anyway, go to the gallery and take a look…please send any comments through the Contact page..

Think I’ll take a couple of summer months off…..refresh and recreate. And do honey-do’s. See you in the fall.

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