|Project by exsubsailor||posted 01-17-2016 06:49 PM||1077 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
This maple desk with padauk accent inlays was from an article I saw in a woodworking mag. I can usually find something to change or add to plans that I see and like. In this case, I added the raised drawers and curved support to the original desk plans. The desk, legs, cross bracing, drawer fronts, etc. are quilted maple. The desk surface is tiger stripe maple veneer I got on ebay over maple. The dovetails in the desk are hand cut while the ones in the raised pull out drawers are jig cut. The curved platform above the desk is made from thin strips of maple and 1 stripe of padauk in the middle, glued and clamped together over a form. I used a small hand saw to cut a thin kerf on the side of each dovetail to inlay thin pieces a little thicker than veneer padauk for accent and to hide any slight imperfection with the dovetail fit. Of course you have to glue the thin padauk strips to the top of each dovetail first.
-- Art, Florida