|Project by Darryl Jones||posted 11-27-2016 07:52 AM||923 views||10 times favorited||12 comments|
This desk is made almost entirely of locally harvested Florida cherry. My wife wanted a new desk and I was tired of buying a new desk every few years so I built this one. One criteria was to make sure that there were not a lot of deep drawers to reduce the accumulation of junk. Since she was using only a laptop, it did not have to be very deep. I used some character rich boards for the top which included some knots that I filled with black dyed epoxy and also included some sapwood for interest. The slides are made in an i-beam type construction (pic #5) in order to transfer the weight of the drawers away from the thin face frames. The drawer stops are also shop made and designed by me (pic#4). They are gravity activated and cut thin to break before the rails on the front of the desk. The drawers are made with machine cut half-blind dovetails up front and housed dados in the back. The front apron and drawers were all cut from one piece to maintain grain match (pic #6). The wife is very pleased with this one so mission accomplished. Enjoy and please comment if you feel so compelled.
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