This desk evokes subtle images of the bold face of a Native American. The desk is solidly supported by a coopered panel at one end and a single leg at the other. The single leg pierces the surface of the desk protruding into the space above the desk challenging the traditional sense of “desk”. The Oregon Walnut top has two book matched panels sequentially from the same tree. There is a single drawer that can be mounted to face either side of the desk. The desk could also be built with the single leg piercing but terminating at the surface of the desk
Maple covers many different trees in the Acer genus. In general it is a light colored wood, creamy white to yellow in hue with darker soft brown or yellow grain. Bigleaf maple is a large tree native to the Pacific Northwest, and it often has highly figured wood, spalting and burls. Ambrosia Maple, also called sugar maple, is a creamy white maple with grey streaks and often has worm holes. Figured maple is often described as quilted, tiger, flame or curly maple depending on the patterns in the wood.
American black walnut grows in the Eastern US and Canada. It is a popular domestic hardwood with a naturally dark color varying from a purplish brown to a rich red brown.
Wenge is an African wood with a regular, closely spaced grain of dark brown to black color. It is both hard and heavy and works well as either an accent wood or a primary material.