OtE Desk

Over the Edge desk image

This desk offers a twist on traditional presentation of figured veneer. Starting with a batch of veneer that has a good wow-factor, a top for the desk is built from four pieces of the material in an arrangement known as quarter-matching. One of the front legs of the desk is then assembled using two more pieces of the same wood and joined to the top in such a way that one flows into the other. The effect, hopefully, is the same that water would have if it were left to pool on the desk top and flow down one leg.

Over the Edge desk image

The burl chestnut veneer and solid cherry are meant to complement one another in tone and, to some extent, in pattern.  The cherry board from which the desk's structural elements are milled has a moderate amount of natural figure.  Though the chestnut clearly has an intense pattern, which is amplified with the matched positioning of the veneer on the desktop, the cherry provides a pop of its own.

Over the Edge desk image
Over the Edge desk image


  • Cherry
  • Burl Chestnut


  • Dovetail
  • Mortise-and-tenon
  • Veneer


  • Decorative Veneers
  • Drawers


  • Varnish