Thursday, March 18, 2010
Gone is my old computer desk! It was generic looking and showing it's age. When I first got
into computers years back, computer desks were not easy to find (much less quality models at affordable prices). An elderly carpenter friend of ours made this custom desk for me and I brought it home the other day. It is made primarily of Lodgepole Pine, but it sports other goodies too. I asked "Jim" to trim the front using Cedar from fence posts that my grandfather would have made at least 50 years ago. I gathered them from an old stack of posts in the pasture. The edge of the desk surface and the keyboard pull-out is trimmed in Walnut (the places that get more wear). The drawer handles are made of White-tail Deer antlers that I found and picked up while riding; and the drawers are beautifully dove-tail joined. I also had a shelf unit made to match. I'm 'pickled tink' with my new set-up. Jim did a wonderful job! Inspired by my new addition, I kinda spruced up my little office-spare bedroom.