|Project by mileskimball||posted 08-25-2014 01:00 PM||2205 views||16 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my own design of a Greene and Greene-style standing desk. It’s my first project in G&G’s idiom. It has the typical G&G features: floating keys for the breadboard ends, pegs, multiplanar design, cloud lifts, and pillowed finger joints. But I added some things myself.
The biggest feature is that the cloud lifts support the desk top and the drawer box, making them look like they’re floating. That gives the whole piece a lighter look than one might expect.
I also decided to use cherry rather than mahogany, just because I like cherry!
Finally, rather than using ebony (which is crazy expensive) for the plugs, I experimented with maple, stained in Japanese calligraphy ink, sealed with shellac, then polished on a buffing wheel. Looks pretty good, total cost around $15.
To accommodate wood movement in the top, it’s attached only by hinges on the back rail. It just sits loose on the front rail.
The whole thing weighs only about 30 pounds, so it’s easy to slide from room to room on felt pads glued to the feet. (A requirement from the commissioning client, my wife!).