|Project by KiddFunkadelic||posted 12-24-2015 09:12 PM||1565 views||10 times favorited||14 comments|
It’s been a minute since I’ve posted to this site, though I have definitely been perusing everyone’s projects to glean some inspiration. So it’s time to give back to the people! My girlfriend is a writer and wanted a nice desk to work at. After much sketching and internet searches, she decided she liked this Darrel Peart-designed, Greene & Greene-style desk.
I bought the wood for this in early 2014 and finally finished it late in the summer 2015. It got set aside for a while as I had some paying gigs, and there were times when it seemed like it was never gonna get done. But alas! I persevered. It’s made of black walnut & sugar maple, with birds-eye maple for the drawer fronts and breadboard ends. All of the black accent wood is ebony, except for the drawer pulls. Those I made from some meranti decking offcuts, which I then scorched with a plumber’s torch as per a Popular Woodworking article from about a year ago. (I had no more ebony, and that stuff is expensive).
The finish is shellac; this was my first experience with it. It came out pretty well, but next time I shellac something with this many parts I am going to pre-finish before I glue up. And even though you can’t seem them in the photos, if you look close enough in person you will see 4 tiny paw prints from a feline breach into the finishing room. Adds character, right?
Glad I was able to get these pictures before the creative process took over the office, and now the desk is covered in papers. Still looks nice though.