The client had inherited some fine red cedar boards that her father had cut from their Barrington Tops property many, many years before. She decided to trust the team at Dunstone Design to make a matching pair of desks, one for each of her children, from this irreplaceable timber.
The section sizes of the cedar were unusual and there was a limited amount. Evan had to “design the clothes to fit the cloth”. The boards had to be carefully re-sawn on the custom-built Dunstone Design re-saw; the team had their hearts in their mouths, as a false move would have been disastrous.
The two desks are actually exact book-matches of each other, which makes them even more poignant. Each desk has the history of the commission engraved into a drawer side by calligraphy artist Shannon Henry. This was a fantastic commission.