|Project by Reddial||posted 09-07-2015 01:29 AM||1011 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Cherry desk was completed to compliment a previous project of a cherry 3 legged chair that I posted earlier. The desk was designed to fit a very specific area in an art/craft space used for painting, weaving, etc.
Constructed primarily of 4/4 cherry, bisquited, not screwed. Drawer boxes are box jointed 1/2” Baltic Birch.
Constructed in 3 primary units, 2 pedestals and a center drawer unit. Back is ship lapped 1/2” cherry. Floating panel construction utilizes 1/4” rubber ‘space’ balls to keep panels tight during seasonal wood movement. Most panels, especially the doors, are book matched.
Top is 3 boards glued up. It is 18”x62”. The length of these boards presented a bit of a challenge to flatten since I was limited to a 6” router with somewhat of a short bed. It gave me a chance to use a planer sled that I had seen some time ago in Fine Woodworking Mag. With several shims strategically place, it worked great. A little line and berry added to one corner.
Pulls are cherry. A few with line and berry added.
Patina happens quickly with cherry and it will only add to the beauty. Sanded to 320. 4 coats of General Arm-R-Seal Satin.
-- Darrel..."The biggest threat to 'good' is 'better'.