This live edge rustic desk was inspired by artist Kelly Maxwell’s love of nature, simplicity, and natural wood furniture. The design transcends current trends in modern furniture and takes us back to early traditional woodworking with an intentional raw/natural form. The Little Branch desk features ethically sourced Claro Walnut (Juglans hindsii) air-dried wood slabs harvested from dead-standing trees. The rustic office desk design’s crafted exclusively, using wood joinery without hardware.
A prominent mortise and tenon joint attaches the end grain slab/log
leg to the desktop. Bow ties add stability and visual appeal. A three-drawer cabinet features a mirror-cut feather crotch as the front panel and a sequenced drawer front. Doweled hangers with pen-and-pegs attach the pen drawers and base cabinet to the desktop. Solid wood drawers feature dovetail joinery with solid tongue and groove glides built into the drawer sides with an optional push-to-open feature. A durable, waterproof natural hard wax finish completes the live edge desk.