Figured Narra, Figured Maple
82”W 31”H 32”D
The top of this Desk is made up of three narra panels joined with maple butterfly keys. One of the keys is interchangeable with a split version that allows discreet wiring from below for any computer components. It is a beautiful surface to work at, but this Desk is really all about the base. Most of the surfaces have been shaped to give them a soft, pillow effect. The legs were carved from blanks about 6” thick. As they rise from the bottom plates, they curve and twist. They support a system of rails and cross-rails that the top panels are mounted to. I used a technique that involves dipping parts in hot sand to create three dimensional shadow effects in the maple intarsia “foliage” set into the leg bottoms.