Art's & Craft's Period Inspired Desk

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Project by JGardner23 posted 11-23-2007 11:53 PM 1967 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...Ok well due to way to much work and stress it took me a long time to complete this desk a total of 4 months
Only working on it about 2 to 3 hours a week was about all I got in.

The piece is a birthday present (a very late one) to my grandfather he was pretty patient though seeing how he watched it sit a lot around the house while I was working.

I built it with tenon and mortise construction I made it almost completely of red oak. The red border that wraps the drawer fronts is lyptus. This Was my first project of this size & scale I have learn way more then I could ever hope to explain. But mostly I learn how to prep surfaces for sanding and finish work. And I really got a hell of a work out with my hand planes and card scrapers.

Yes the desktop was flatten by hand plane an then smoothed again with 320 sand paper then re scraped for sheen. Finally finish was applied

The finish is all tung oil 4 costs on the top and 2 cost on the base and drawers.
The over all design was Art’s & Craft’s Period Inspired the style and rail design is mission style I believe. I think both style are so close anyway.

Well I’m not really sure about that stuff anyway, I just love to build.

There are many other pic’s in my blog

Please let me know what you think?


-- Jason, Wood Working Has Taken Over My Life. And I Love It.

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#1 posted 11-23-2007 11:56 PM

Very nice desk. keep up the good work. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 11-24-2007 12:13 AM

well done jason ! love the style

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#3 posted 11-24-2007 12:23 AM

Hay! Jason, very, very nice.
Your grandfather is very lucky !
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#4 posted 11-24-2007 12:57 AM

Great job Jason. Nice detail on the matching grain across the drawer fronts and the drawer trim.

-- Dave J. Eagle, ID

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#5 posted 11-24-2007 01:24 AM

Awsome desk, love the over all look

-- It's always easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.

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#6 posted 11-24-2007 11:23 AM

Jason that is a mighty fine looking desk – your Grandpa must be a happy man.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 11-24-2007 03:31 PM

You know, I didn’t even notice the drawers in the first pic. Nice job! Bet your grandfather is pleased too.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#8 posted 11-24-2007 04:06 PM

Great desk Jason, looks terrific.

-- Andy Stark

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#9 posted 11-25-2007 12:42 AM

Beautiful job. your Grandfather should be very pleased. worth the wait.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 11-25-2007 04:30 AM

I think you did a great job on it. Looks like it is attactive and functional to me. Super!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 11-25-2007 08:03 AM

I just wanted to say thanks to you all. It means a lot to me for other woodworkers to appreciate my work.

Thanks again guys ,Jason

-- Jason, Wood Working Has Taken Over My Life. And I Love It.

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