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Stiletto Desk Commissioned By Splinter Works

23rd September 2011

The recent stiletto desk that EJ Bespoke Furniture was commissioned to make for Decorex 2011 by Splinter Works has finally been completed and to the delight of  Matt & Miles it has been made to an exquisite standard.  Whilst pushing for perfection designer and cabinet maker Edward Johnson brought together an array of traditional and contemporary methods to produce the stiletto. Through trials and tribulations the stiletto was a challenge Edward very much enjoyed. From the meticulously spoke shaving of the walnut heel to the massive challenge of book matching and veneering the burr walnut top, Edward found great satisfaction in hand making the desk. The stiletto is as much a success of contemporary making methods as it is traditional methods highlighted in the boat building methods used to achieve the walnut sides of the desk which again are book matched at the heel and at 45degrees at the toe end. On top of the in house making the commission required a significant amount of managing, bringing together a host of materials to such a high degree of accuracy needed a sharp and organised eye. With Italian produced red birds eye maple, personally selected American burr walnut, polished stainless steel bespoke detailing, CNC templates and an impeccable spray finish the Stiletto desk, dressing table or console table is destined to steal the show at Decorex 2011. This collaboration between Splinters Works with their creative and fluid design talent and EJ Bespoke Furniture’s manufacturing knowledge, skill and facilities exemplifies the workings behind beautiful furniture.

Splinter Works' render of the Stiletto

Its best side!

Stiletto unfinishedOn its side Showing the burr walnut topIts best side!