Slant Front Desk

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Project by Uncle_Salty posted 12-29-2009 03:07 AM 3694 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright, alright! Figured I’d better load up a few of the projects so I can keep up with the Jones’. I built this New Yankee inspired slant front desk in the summer of ‘08 out of white oak. Used poplar for the drawer pieces and pine for the interior structure. Pinned moritise and tenons for the legs. Dovetails on both fronts and backs of all drawers. I made a couple of compromises: mechanical guides on the large drawer, and I didn’t use the right hinges to attach the top. I just used a cheap set of brass hinges I bought at the local hardware store. White oak is some tough stuff to work with, but it sure looks great when it is finished! I sure wished I’d have paid more attention to the colors of the boards when I glued up the desk top; I didn’t match grain patterns very well!

This is also the first project I ever used water based lacquer on. I am a believer and it is all I use now.

This one is the 2nd one I built. The first was made from solid hard maple. I decided that I’d never build something with that many dadoes, rabbets and dovetails out of maple again! At least until I get some better router bits! That stuff is hard!

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 03:24 AM

Great job, looks good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 12-29-2009 05:01 AM

Excellent desk!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-29-2009 05:09 AM

Very nice desk.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 04:39 AM

Very nice job on the desk.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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