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June 10, 2012 @ 09:39 PM
domaracacio

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So, i just finished designing and building this desk. took over 2 months to finish. all walnut and stainless.
I made a 5 min making of video.I couldn't make it any shorter. condensing 10 weeks into 5 min was hard enough.

Anyway, let me know what you guys think!

June 10, 2012 @ 11:52 PM
tesla

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dope, nice craftsmanship on the desk and cool video
June 11, 2012 @ 03:38 AM
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June 11, 2012 @ 03:45 AM
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So, i just finished designing and building this desk. took over 2 months to finish. all walnut and stainless.
I made a 5 min making of video.I couldn't make it any shorter. condensing 10 weeks into 5 min was hard enough.

Anyway, let me know what you guys think!



Good shit! Really nice simple design but it looks luxurious at the same time. I don't know a whole hell of alot about video editing but that came out well too.
June 11, 2012 @ 03:47 AM
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very impressive.

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June 11, 2012 @ 04:56 AM
domaracacio

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thanks guys, i really appreciate the feedback.
June 11, 2012 @ 07:40 AM
oldmajor

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Wow, nice!

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June 13, 2012 @ 08:04 AM
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June 14, 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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June 14, 2012 @ 11:37 PM
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Great work. Love the design !

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June 18, 2012 @ 12:46 AM
stephen3309

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really nice, what year in school are you?
June 18, 2012 @ 01:07 AM
wizdumb

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Great work ... I like your penmanship, the over all design is great

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June 20, 2012 @ 10:21 PM
domaracacio

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thanks again for all the feedback everyone!

To answer the question, i just graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelors in architectural studies. This was the very last project during the very last quarter. I am happy to report that they gave me a 4.0 for the project and said they would be placing the video on the department's website for everyone to see.

Here is a rough studio shot, that shows the desk completely open and how it works overall. Drawer inside a drawer practically.
June 21, 2012 @ 10:19 PM
internet

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What kind of wood or wood veneers were used? Any plans to sell the idea to a manufacturer? I totally want to buy one , getting a utilitarian wood floored, brick walled apartment and this would be a nice addition.

Also if you have any ideas on where to buy some nice modern/utilitarian furniture that'd be greatly appreciated.
July 4, 2012 @ 03:27 AM
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That's legit as hell, good work man you deserved the A

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July 4, 2012 @ 03:43 AM
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July 6, 2012 @ 11:19 PM
eugeneME

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really dope work. keep it up. reminds me of this coffee table. http://shoeboxdwelling.com/2012/02/07/rek-coffee-table/
July 7, 2012 @ 01:42 AM
caycepolllard

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super nice
July 7, 2012 @ 04:29 AM
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you need to patent this
July 9, 2012 @ 05:15 AM
domaracacio

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Thanks guys, good to hear that people are enjoying it i may just build some more pieces soon.


To answer the questions/comments:

reminds me of this coffee table. http://shoeboxdwelling.com/2012/02/07/rek-coffee-table/
damn, it really does, i like the coffee table, maybe i can tackle something like this in the future and try and push it further

What kind of wood or wood veneers were used?

I used walnut solid pieces, both the dark and the light side pieces are walnut. I cut the dark walnut myself into veneers because i wanted the extra thickness and look of a high end desk and have it wrap around the end. The light piece is solid walnut no veneers there.

Any plans to sell the idea to a manufacturer?

I may if the opportunity arrises, but the way I've been told, to get a good price on things you have to make it in china and have it be able to ship. I designed it to be able to ship but i would never compromise on quality just for the sake of selling a ton. So i won't sell it if thats what will happen. I will be living in europe this next year so ill check it out there and maybe have a high end modern furniture manufacture give me some feedback or sell it to them, so then my name and their reputation would be on the line, not some ikea style factory in china.

I totally want to buy one , getting a utilitarian wood floored, brick walled apartment and this would be a nice addition.

That actually looks pretty good as i picture it in my head. There a ton of great desks that would look good in that environment.
Unless i make another one i don't see myself selling this, mostly because of the attachment i feel from it being my first piece and working on it for months. But also if i factor in material costs (almost $1,000) plus very inefficient labor times (because i was learning as i was prototyping and building) I would probably never be able to sell it at a reasonable price.

Also if you have any ideas on where to buy some nice modern/utilitarian furniture that'd be greatly appreciated.

Well, it really depends how much you want to spend and where you are, you can find a lot of replicas online of the great designers, like the eames chairs and mid century nice looking stuff (hopefully without any gold plating or outdated patterns) and for very cheep. Another option is CB2 (crate and barrel's modern cheeper brother) some good looking stuff, and some cheep looking stuff so be on the look out for flimsy super thin metal pieces. And if you have a generous amount of money to spend (my place of choice where i haven't purchased anything yet) dwr.com (design with reach) really good stuff usually and from the best brands.


This is how the desk started btw. just two pieces of walnut (the stainless steel came later)
July 10, 2012 @ 05:35 AM
Jvlv

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i took woodworks for 1 year in highschool and i approve of thissmile
July 10, 2012 @ 05:59 PM
honkie

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I'd pay good money for something like that. Keep up the good work!

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July 10, 2012 @ 10:02 PM
TheCityOfChi

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I work a lot with a well known company that makes office desks/tables and this looks like something that they would put out. Well done
July 11, 2012 @ 03:53 PM
alfalfa

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Unreal, this looks like a desk that could pull off a 2k+ price tag..

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July 11, 2012 @ 07:28 PM
kayvin

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damn man, this is amazing. make summore!
July 12, 2012 @ 02:56 AM
CRACKMORRIS

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this is pretty inspiring, would love to be able to do something like this someday.
July 13, 2012 @ 07:18 AM
krissumissu24

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Very impressive! smile
July 13, 2012 @ 07:37 AM
messplay

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Impressive work - we share similar ideas and taste. Keep it goin'
July 18, 2012 @ 05:12 AM
mrcoupe

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you must have a lot of patience haha. keep at it
August 29, 2012 @ 08:33 PM
RedHerring

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Really cool, the way it's designed to slide open 2 ways is really interesting.

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