|Project by lumberjoe||posted 06-27-2014 09:39 PM||2741 views||20 times favorited||23 comments|
I’ve decided I really need to expand my design skills and explore styles I am not particularly fond of or comfortable with. Mid century modern came to mind. I did some research and found a designers pieces I really liked – Young and Norgate.
This is white ash and walnut, splined miter construction. I wanted to do something unique so I exposed the drawer slide. This made construction a challenge and I am still not perfectly happy with the drawer gap. The drawer itself is fir. Because of the high center of gravity I wanted to keep it light.
The top has some black leather and the drawer bottom is plywood I veneered with ash and made a pen tray.
The pull is supposed to resemble a cufflink and was shaped entirely by hand
Finish is my own custom oil/varnish blend. After it cured I waxed it with a spit polish technique to impart a very slight sheen.
Not bad for an experiment