Bubinga Desk

Posted by JWhitman on 11/28/2015


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Bubinga Desk

Bubinga Desk

Custom designed and built from an old growth African Bubinga tree.   The client specs included space for multiple computer screens for use in his home office. The slab was rough cut at the mill to approximate size and was shipped to the studio by truck as it weighed over 500 pounds! The slab was 3″thick by 16 feet long by 50″wide. For ease in transport it was cut into 2 sections using rough dimensions for the desktop and future projects. The legs were made of hard rock maple.  The leg tenons went thru mortises in the table top and are secured with ebony wedges.  The finished dimensions are 84″x 42″ x 2.5″.  The sheer weight of the top made it very difficult to work with…. thank goodness for friends! Hand planned, machine and hand sanded with a poly and wax finish.  

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