|Project by JGardner23||posted 11-23-2007 11:53 PM||1797 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
...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 http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/JGardner23/blog/1971
Please let me know what you think?
-- Jason, Wood Working Has Taken Over My Life. And I Love It.