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The original California desk... conceived in 2007 when I was living in Brooklyn and missing my home state.

Since then, we've shipped over 35 California tables to clients across the US and Canada... even Google has one in their offices!

Carefully cut into the iconic shape of California, each table is crafted from native, salvaged Claro walnut, and features formed steel legs.

The California Series comes in three sizes: a large size desk, a medium size, and a small coffee table.

This listing is for the desk: 86" long from tip-to-tip, 29.5" tall.

The form offers incredible ergonomic function as a desk, and brings to mind all of the positive associations with "the golden state": artistic contribution, technical innovation, entertainment production, political progression, and diversity of population and geographies.

The Claro Walnut, a perfect analog to the left coast's culture and people, possesses a spectrum of colors and textures, unlike many other wood species. And, because Claro Walnut is not harvested commercially at any significant scale, it is obtained mostly through small, independent sawyers who are able to spare displaced trees from the landfill or chipper.

The legs are custom fabricated and formed from 10 gauge steel.

All J.Rusten Furniture Studio pieces are created to afford the greatest clarity and honor to the material, and are therefore finished to an exacting standard of quality and detail.

This piece is finished with a hand-rubbed oil.

Delivery is free to destinations in the San Francisco Bay area. Shipping charges within the continental U.S. are: $250. Email for international rates. Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

Check out the coffee table version here:

Behind the scenes on Instagram: @jrusten

The Original California Desk


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: salvaged claro walnut, steel
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Favorited by: 1931 people