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Slant front desk #3: Slant front desk #3 - Writing surface/drawers

2151 days ago by Don Newton | 7 comments »

Well….I got back into the desk project. The most difficult part so far was getting the geometry right for the lid/writing surface. The hinge placement is critical. The dimension of the lid depends on the hinge placement. The whole thing is a Catch 22 situation but that is what mockups are for. The lid is 14” high from a single board of Honduras Mahogany with bread board ends cut from the same board and tongue and grooved to the lid. Believe it or not, this is the first time I used a router to mortise the hinges. The hinges are from Horton Brass and made specifically for this application. I also ordered a desk lid lock from Horton Brass and will have to mortise it...

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