My grandfather is a simple man. Live his entire life working hard, using his instrument of choice… his hands to provide for his Family.  I remember him telling me once an occasion where he was hammering iron. He said. “Clayton, when you beating iron you have to respect it but you must treat it like iron.” I recalled that when I was in the process of building this desk. It was no easy task for I had to learn how to adjust to the nature of the material to get what I wanted from it, but it was worth it.