|Project by Mauricio||posted 08-29-2015 09:55 PM||1610 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
This was my first big commission job. Made for some good friends of ours. The next great American novel will be written on this desk! ;-)
This is probably the most complex project I’ve made so far. Took me about 6mo to finish it.
Mortise and Tenons join the pine frame and panels. solid wood web frames joined with stub tenons.
The top is made from knotty alder and has breadboard ends drawbored on.
The drawers are 1/2” birch plywood finger jointed together.
The antique look of the paint is achieved by putting on one layer of paint, sanding through the corners and then rubbing down with dark briwax. I lay down a thick coat of wax and then wipe off most of it with mineral spirits.
....Just a lot of parts and steps which took a lot of time….
Anyway, I’m pretty happy with the way it came out and our friends loved it to.
I need to do a couple of easy projects after this one. :-)
Thanks for looking!
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch