With the help of my enabling friends, I've developed an affinity for fountain pens and need to upgrade my desk to properly house theses pens. An IKEA special won't do anymore. Instead I've been studying how to make a desk from a tree slab. This would make a cool project to do with my father and will make an heirloom piece to pass on, in the distant future.
I bought a 2" slab of Maple and now have months worth of work, expoying the cracks, sanding and oiling the finished product. I will chronicle the progress, as I go through the stages.
Anybody else have experience with a project like this?