|Project by zombeerose||posted 02-26-2009 04:37 AM||1633 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this desk valet to help organize my devices and keep the cords hidden.
The sides are finger-jointed and pinned together. This was my first attempt at a greene & greene style, which was fun to do. The lids are book-matched maple with some figure that I tried to enhance with dye. However, I was not pleased with the result so I decided to stick with shellac. Like always, pictures don’t do justice to the figure.
The pins at the joints, handle, and small lid supports are all purple heart. The leather wraps a piece of mdf with an inset curve on each edge to allow a hidden area for the cords to squeeze by.
The finish is a coat of shellac, a coat of general finishes seal-a-cell, and a couple coats of general finishes arm-r-seal. I finished it off with some wax.
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