Introducing The Curved Desk
Those of you who have been following our page will know we were commissioned to build a desk to store rugby memorabilia - details of which are in an earlier post.
Well, this was a commission by the same client who wanted a desk to sit in the same room as the rugby memorabilia table.
Therefore the design of the desk is to compliment the rugby memorabilia table and so we made it curving the ends of the desktop and the legs.
The modesty panel is also curved inwards to allow a visitor to sit at the desk like a traditional partners desk. A bank of three drawers was included for basic storage and a separate freestanding two drawer filing cabinet added.
The client had asked for a dark timber so we used fumed oak however as the room has large windows on two sides, the effect of ultraviolet had to be considered. The dark colour is produced by exposing the timber to ammonia, which reacts with the tannins in oak and changes the colour. Because this is done in a vacuum chamber the ammonia penetrates deep into the board, colouring it all the way through.
And finally, a leather inset in the same leather as the rugby memorabilia table and matching handles completed the design.
Which Wood Should You Use?
If you're thinking of a refresh at home and intend using wood then you need to consider how time, exposure to sun, level of activity in a room could change the colour and characteristics of the wood you've chosen.
Better to know in advance so no costly mistakes are made.
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