|Project by CedarFreakCarl||posted 11-01-2008 04:26 PM||4262 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
This is a my twist on a Christian Vandervoort designed shaker writing desk. Most of this desk was made from one 8/4 piece of cherry 8 in. wide x 8’ long. I used hard maple for the drawer guides & kickers and walnut for the drawer sides. The finish is Behlen’s cherry aniline dye mixed with shellac for coloring topped off with 12 coats of Minwax wipe on poly. I sanded between coats starting with 320 grit and worked up to 1000 grit for the last two coats. Final finish was rubbed out with Behlen’s Rottenstone and then buffed with McQuire’s automotive cleaner, polish and carnuba wax. I learned a lot on this project. The dye and shellac was a real tester in that you have to be really quick and precise when rubbing it on. I actually ended up sanding back down to bare wood twice before getting it right.
I should have taken more pics during construction, but here’s a few of what I do have.
-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC