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Blog series by mpmitche updated 08-09-2014 05:37 PM 3 parts 4077 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Legs and Aprons

08-04-2014 01:27 AM by mpmitche | 2 comments »

I usually enjoy tradition techniques for my woodworking but when my wife ordered a new computer and then asked if I could have a desk ready by the time it got here I had to think of something faster. I choose a very old design from an article in PWM a few years back and modified it to fit my needs, pocket hole joinery and my limited turning ability. Here are the two side assemblies and the top being glued up.

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Part 2: Assembly

08-05-2014 01:24 AM by mpmitche | 0 comments »

Tonight I was able to get the table assembled. A slight deviation from the original form is that I changed the lower stretcher configuration to an H assembly to allow foot room. Next up top and drawer then some milk paint.

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Part 3: Dovetails and paint

08-09-2014 05:37 PM by mpmitche | 0 comments »

I couldn’t bring myself to kreg the drawers so I went ahead with hand cutting the dovetails. It was good practice and went quick with such a short drawer, only 6 tails all told. A little planing on the sides to get the width of the drawer just right with a snug fit and a coat of paint on the carcase. Finally I decided to give a hand carved drawer pull a go. Not sure what color to go with the desk, the white is a little stark but makes a good base coat for now.

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