This was a really fun project and was a ‘first’ in many ways. Thus far, all of my furniture has been commissioned. This piece represents my first departure… my first speculative piece of furniture (gulp).  I absolutely love this desk and can say with a straight face that it’s the finest piece of furniture that I’ve ever made (in truth, 3 of us collaborated in making it). I hope someone else sees this and falls in love with it enough to buy it.

anigre desk with ebony pulls and steel base

anigre desk with ebony pulls and steel base

Second, as stated above, this piece was a real collaboration. While I was responsible for the overall design, the construction was done by three different artisans. Steve Jenkins (my mentor) and I did the woodworking over the course of several long weeks. He is hyper-focused on getting the details right, which is a wonderful thing in an intricate desk like this. I learn a dozen new things every time I work with Steve. I also enlisted the help of Gary McFarland, a master metalworker in Wimberley, who made the custom steel base for the table.

quartersawn fiddleback anigre desk top in reverse diamond pattern

quartersawn fiddleback anigre desk top in reverse diamond pattern

Sliding laptop/keyboard tray with soft detents

Sliding laptop/keyboard tray with soft detents

 

back view of anigre desk

back view of anigre desk

 

front view of anigre desk

front view of anigre desk

 

drawer close-up of anigre desk

drawer close-up of anigre desk

Here’s an awful video taken with my cell phone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en0LDnUl48g&feature=youtu.be

This desk was photographed at my church, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. Photos taken by the amazing April Ashton, who can be found at www.aprilashton.com.

If you are interested in pricing or want more information about the desk, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

1 comment

  1. TolgaReply

    Hey David: Thanks for the posting about your stnudets. I had a similar experience at Warren Wilson College when a student asked about a career in Woodworking. After thinking about it a while, the best I could come up with was, I guess it depends on what you want out of life .Bill

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