Our Timbertop Desk takes its inspiration from those timbered crossings where the wood ties run parallel with the rails creating a fully wooden way to traverse the tracks. We combined the generous portions of thick timbers with steel gauge rods in staying true to our railroad roots.
Timbered crossings have largely given way to concrete and rubberized materials that are more durable and more flexible (at least in the case of the rubber crossings).
But we're nostalgic around here, and we love a good retrospective look at the way railroading and things used to be. Plus the feel of a solid (think 5-inch thick) desktop is something you need to experience to truly appreciate.
This design harkens back to some of our earliest creations.
We had retired the Timbertop Desk a few years back, but everyone knows railroaders never truly retire. As we sifted through the archives of things we had not revisited in a while, we stumbled across this one. It's got that ideal combination of the warmth of wood with a touch of blackened well-aged steel that we love so much.
We updated the structure with its reintroduction, but the classic elements and bull-headed determination we have of sticking to railroad remain in place.
Two authentic steel gage rods provide the underpinning of the desk and hook around the stout sections of rail that bookend the desktop. The gauge rods function, so if you find yourself in a bind where the track gauge tends to open up on you, all you have to do is take the desk apart and use them to draw in your wide gauge track.
Size: 30" x 60" x 30" (HxWxD)
Materials: Steel and wood
Made in the USA