|Project by hepwa||posted 05-29-2016 06:43 PM||883 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
After telling a co-worker I was getting in to woodworking, she told me her father is a professional furniture maker and sent me a link to his website. This desk design caught my eye and thought I’d challenge myself to replicate it. Of course, he used solid walnut and ash for the legs. I used walnut plywood and Rona framing lumber for the legs.
It was a challenging build on many levels—the base proved difficult with the short supports and it was a difficult learning curve on the angled mortise and tenons. They are far from perfect, but I learned a lot. The other challenge was my father passed away in the middle of the build, so it sat quiet in the workshop for several weeks but upon my return, I dedicated the remainder of the project to his memory and I know he’d be proud of the finished piece.
Like I said, far from perfect, but growing more comfortable with my skills and might revisit the base/legs in the next year.