|Project by Roostermiester||posted 11-17-2009 09:26 PM||1398 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This desk was a Christmas present to my daughter who was starting to get more homework from school. I think the legs were made from Alder and the rest from Birch and Birch plywood. This was my first attempt at making tapered legs. I used a jig made from MDF that was cut just for these legs which taper up to just below the apron. I used a tongue in grove bit to route and join the plywood and surrounding border. The legs are joined with dowels. This was also my first attempt at dovetail joints on the drawers. I bought a cheap jig and somehow managed to make it work (I think I need a better one). The front apron is all one piece and the drawer holes cut out with a jig saw. I finished it with 3-4 coats of poly.
To my utter horror, when we moved to Colorado my wife decided that the desk color need to go better with her room color and decided to paint it a dark brown. I still cringe every time I look at the desk now. Maybe some day I’ll be able to sand it down and refinish it the way it was meant to be.
-- Scott Rust - The Roostermiester