|Project by toolfooldan||posted 01-03-2015 01:22 AM||1971 views||11 times favorited||15 comments|
Desk and chair made of QS white oak. Innards of desk also QS white oak. Design of desk is a combination of several I researched, and added a few characteristics (aprons, for example, are an “I” beam construction) of my own. Corbels are beefy and functional to resist racking.
The chair is more or less (or, for better or worse) my own design. I wanted shorty arms and tall back, and didn’t want to make the base. So I started from scratch on that piece.
The tree motif is an idea I “borrowed” from the back cover of an issue of Fine Woodworking from several years ago. The craftsman engraved intertwined trees in small turned vessels. It was too cool to forget.
One regret (there are too many to list and don’t want to fill up the Internet) is that I didn’t think through the finishing in advance. I completed the chair first using a mission brown stain. For the desk I decided I didn’t want that. So I ended up fuming it with the high strength ammonia. I really like the results of that much more than any stain. The pieces don’t match in color but that’s ok with me.
With the exception of milling the lumber and using a Dremel for the tree carving, all work done with hand tools.