September 17, 2021

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

Shockingly Expensive Wood I Make Into a Desk

2 min read

One of the most expensive woodworking projects of my career. This myrtle wood burl was probably the most incredible wood I have ever seen in person and I was lucky enough to get commissioned to turn it into a desk for a client. I will break down the staggering cost of these slabs, my process for turning them into a desk, and I experience a few of the pitfalls that tend to come with woodworking.

0:00 Intro
0:46 Myrtle Slab buying
2:03 Joining the bookmatch
3:16 Fail #1
3:53 Fixing the first failure
5:15 Edge cleanup/about Myrtle Wood
7:07 Filling imperfections
8:00 C-channels/recessing table legs
10:20 Woodworking tip of the day
11:30 Conspicuous hole
12:38 Fail #2
13:20 Fixing fail #2
14:00 Most expensive wood in the world?
15:30 First coat of finish
17:54 Black Forest Ceramic
19:30 Stainless table legs
20:00 Reveal

Related videos and blogs:
One-on-one consultation: https://www.blacktailstudio.com/shop/consultation
How to finish a table: https://www.blacktailstudio.com/blog/how-to-finish-a-table
Edge profile trick: https://youtu.be/mFJCYGy1xCc

Items used in this video:
Black Forest Ceramic:
Black Forest Ceramic Finishing Kits

Table legs: https://flowyline-official.myshopify.com/?rfsn=5707840.6acb09c
C-channels: https://conceptthirteen.ca?ref=btjrt2lvnw8g
Angle grinder: https://amzn.to/3pu2iXZ
Festool Track Saw: https://www.festoolusa.com/products/sawing/track-saws
Table top epoxy (touch-ups/fast): https://amzn.to/3asufLq
CA glue: https://amzn.to/3tiiKNu
Kutzall ball nose burr: https://amzn.to/3s0iGAG
Threaded inserts: https://conceptthirteen.ca?ref=btjrt2lvnw8g
Die Grinder: https://amzn.to/3zHl306
Parallel clamp: https://amzn.to/3gQPs4n
Corner chisel: https://amzn.to/2VaWiu8
Festool Domino: https://amzn.to/3BCcljZ
Festool sander: https://amzn.to/3gVnlBg
Festool Router: https://amzn.to/3cUeHBf
Roundover bit: https://amzn.to/3uwTwv0
Lightstick (now $55): https://amzn.to/3faMWFu
Mesh sandpaper: https://amzn.to/3ptVj1k
Table finish: https://amzn.to/3bBBz6J
Gem buffer: https://amzn.to/2N6qWRt
Photography light (similar): https://amzn.to/2RjiMqp
Countersink: https://amzn.to/3k50ROE
White buffing pads: https://amzn.to/3u85vzV
Furniture bolts: https://amzn.to/2NdDAOg
Cordless router: https://amzn.to/3BtO53u

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