|Project by TimN||posted 05-12-2014 01:00 AM||3166 views||12 times favorited||16 comments|
This is the architect’s desk from “The Unplugged Workshop” by Tom Fidgen. I did not make it unplugged though, electrons were used in the crafting of it. I run a blended workshop, so I use both power and hand tools. I did alter the design a bit.
Top is hard maple, three boards glued to get the proper width, just under 24”. Is in edges on all sides with koa I brought back from a vacation on Maui. There is a sliding parallel that is made from a spalted exotic and cocbolo and walnut. A t track on the underside left edge of the top allow me to lock this in place. Walnut was used for the base, with Brazilian walnut for the supports and circular guides. I gave the base several coats of shellac. The top got Tru Oil and several coats of wax.
The chair is my own design. I looked at many chairs and bar stools and took the elements I liked and came up with this design. The back legs have a slight set back and are a continuous piece from the leg to the back support. They are inset in spacing, narrower than the front legs. The front legs are almost to the edges of the seat. The stretchers are doweled as are the legs. The rear of the seat is set into a shallow notch in both the seat and the leg. Danish Oil and wax for the finish.