Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Mission Oak Desk

Tiger oak is so yummy. SO SO YUMMY. Ok, now that I have that out of my system. This is a gorgeous solid tiger oak desk that I purchased a few weeks ago from the original owner's daughter. It was purchased back in the 20s or 30s for the gentleman's office (He was a dentist). I painted the base a creamy white, and refinished the top to really let the tiger oak stand out.
I think the result is pretty handsome. What do you think? This one's available, so let me know if you're interested.
Before and Afters below ~

top before, and you can juuuust see the tiger striping peeking through.


  1. Anonymous10/09/2012

    Wow that came out so nice. I love how your before pictures have the outline from the desk blotter.

  2. Thank You! And I know, I noticed that too. It had sat untouched for so many decades.

  3. Beautiful job! Looks soooo much better.

  4. OOOOHh I love tiger oak,too. At first, I thought, awww, she painted the bottom, but then I got to looking at it, and you know, it really suits the piece, updates it, and just plain looks lovely! Great job!

  5. Beautiful love how you left top wood and painted bottom it is awesome!