|Project by David Bareford||posted 12-04-2015 06:30 PM||800 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
My wife suddenly submitted a project and moved it to the top of my list: a new homework desk for my youngest daughter…to be ready for her room rearrangement/update in ten days! A quick Internet search found this gem of a writing desk at Woodworking for Mere Mortals. Ran down to the local big box store and picked up some 3/4” stock of hemlock and a piece of 3/4” birch plywood with some interesting figure.
Man, did this thing fly together! Once the legs were glued up, the carcase went together in a day, with all stock prep and cuts done with hand tools. The drawers were built the next day, and then it was on to finishing. The project came in in budget and ahead of schedule. Thanks, Steve! Of course, my wife did give a little jibe for using pocket screws (per the plan) rather than doing everything in mortise and tenon, but the desk is really solid and my daughter loves it.
I still haven’t told her about the secret compartment I built into the rear of one of the drawers. :-)
Matierials: hemlock and birch ply
Finish: Watco Teak Oil (except the drawer fronts, which were left natural), then 5-6 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly