|Project by Kevin||posted 12-07-2009 06:02 PM||2240 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Here are a few pictures of the oak desk that I have built. All wood came from rough cut lumber that I have jointed and planed myself. I consider the desk to be 98% finished, there are just a couple of small things that I need to do. Add some dividers in the top drawer, covering the pocket hole screws up, etc…
Pocket hole – On all sides of the carcus into the legs.
Dado and Rabbit – Used on drawers.
Glue – Used for the legs and the top panel.
Rough cut lumber was jointed, ripped and planed for the top. Each section is about 3-4” wide. I cannot remember the exact measurement right now. I used a 1/2” roundover profile on the top to match the rest of the desk. The top is attached to the carcus with wood movement/expanding directed toward the back of the desk.
The finish was cabot nutmeg oil stain with semi-gloss poly (3 coats) sanded and buffed after each coat.
All in all I am happy with the outcome. It’s nothing fancy or elaborate, but it is sturdy and it should last a lifetime. I am glad that I stumbled upon wood movement before I attached the top to the carcus :)
Like always, any suggestions and feedback is welcome.
-- Williamsburg, KY