“Well, I’m officially published in Fine Woodworking magazine. This is something that I could have only dreamed of as a young person who grew up reading this publication.” -Nathan Stanton
There is a great sense of swelling pride and accomplishment when a well-respected woodworking magazine highlights one of your furniture pieces. Stanton Studios Master Woodworker Nathan Stanton worked for many weeks producing one of our more unique designs into a custom desk for a client’s home office. The office space is housed in an old factory/warehouse that was recently converted into loft living. The warehouse, built-in 1917, initially for the Waco Dry Goods Company. Over the years, the building had many uses, including a garment factory, producing Gene Autry brand Blue Jeans.
Our client rehabbed half of the top floor of the Altura Lofts building into a weekend getaway retreat. We were tasked with designing a small office library with built-in bookcases and fireplace surround. When it came time to create a desk for the room, the square shape of the room did not lend itself to using a traditional bulky, rectangular-shaped desk. The room needed something a little more delicate and perhaps organic. After several preliminary sketches, we settled on a kidney-bean shaped gentleman’s desk, with no straight edges and no sharp corners. The result becomes a freestanding desk that sits handsomely in the middle of the library floor and is viewed from all sides. The upper portion has pigeon holes for mail and burled black walnut pull out drawers for small office items. The writing area has a custom bean-shaped leather writing surface. The lower dovetailed drawers are leather lined and have dividers for paper and writing instruments. A high touch piece of fine furniture for a high-tech world.
Seeing Nathan’s Work published in Fine Wood Working, a recent client, Scott Pelley, (60 Minutes News) E-mailed– “Congratulations! So well deserved and, if you ask me, over due!”