A Rosewood Desk Reborn
I recently discovered an East Indian rosewood desk at a local antique store. Based on what I know of both furniture making and design I determined it was of mediocre quality and construction. The wood however, is exceptional. The top of the desk was made of one slab of rosewood that I had resawn into four quartersawn guitar sets. The rest of the wood will be re-purposed into bridges, and smaller instruments…perhaps parlor guitars and ukuleles. I have saved the drawers and base assembly to be incorporated into a new piece of furniture. The wood is extremely dark with beautiful tight grain and not at all like most of the East Indian rosewood that is available today. I estimate that the wood to be at least 75 years old.