Cherry Writing Desk

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Project by BenhamDesign posted 10-14-2015 08:36 PM 5187 views 39 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The main part of the desk is made from Cherry, the accent panels between the legs are made from spalted maple, and the handles are made from maple and walnut.

I finished with a satin wipe on poly.

Below is a video series of how I went about building the desk. Please watch and subscribe to my YouTube Chanel.

1st Video: Building the Handle

2nd Video: Building the Legs

3rd Video: Building the Top and Drawer Glides

If you would like to see more about what I build in and out of my shop please visit my blog at or my custom furniture website at

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#1 posted 10-14-2015 08:44 PM

I like the way the grain runs through the drawer to the frame, pretty slick.

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#2 posted 10-14-2015 10:26 PM

That came out real nice. Great job n the matched grain.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 10-15-2015 12:03 AM

Very nice writing desk! I like how you’ve incorporated curved legs into the overall A&C style of it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 10-15-2015 12:38 AM


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#5 posted 10-15-2015 12:43 AM

I agree with everyone here. That is incredibly stylistic. The curves give it a very Japanese quality.

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#6 posted 10-15-2015 01:25 AM

love the handles – very nice

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#7 posted 10-15-2015 01:44 AM

Awesome build!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 10-15-2015 03:33 AM

Awesome curved design. Those massive wooden pulls are incredible.I enjoyed in video presentation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-15-2015 11:31 AM

Great design. I especially LOVE those handles.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#10 posted 10-15-2015 11:39 AM

Benham Designs, I like it a lot. Very attractive desk. Here are the highlights for me:
1. The symmetrical reveal around the drawers creating a beautiful black contrast
2. The gorgeous curves of the legs, stretchers and side panels
3. The beautiful bevel on the underside of the top
4. The complementary selection of wood species
5. The contiguous layout of grain direction
6. The eye-catching custom made pulls.

Well done. Thank you for sharing.

-- Anthonyhbm

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#11 posted 10-15-2015 12:26 PM

I like those handles! I think I’m gonna borrow that idea for my desk…
Very graceful lines. Well thought out design. Love it!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#12 posted 10-15-2015 02:15 PM

Beautiful and loved the videos.

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#13 posted 10-15-2015 02:20 PM

This is so beautiful and nicely design. I also like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 10-15-2015 03:05 PM

That is really cool. Love the videos

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