|Project by Jeff Roberts||posted 10-29-2010 04:56 AM||1523 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Cherry office based on a design from an old issue of American Woodworker. Door & wall panels are tongue & groove construction with ½ plywood panels. The short upper cabinets have flip-up doors.
The desk top was constructed in sections with ¼” edge banding on all connected edges. My local lumber supplier had a one-time purchase of cherry veneered (very nice) particle board which was only $40 per sheet! I built the thickness up to 1 ¼” and milled the front edge from 8/4 stock. In the rear there are removable covers over a wire well deep enough to house power strips and cables. The material used made a great hard surface top.
Finish on the lower cabinets is Danish oil so I could easily repair any bumps & nicks. The desk top has a wash coat of shellac and 5 sprayed coats of water based polyurethane. The uppers were all sprayed before assembly with shellac and poly.
The lumber was milled from a wind damaged cherry in my parent’s backyard. I started this project in the spring of 08 and finished the lower cabinets, panels, and countertop that fall. After not working on this project for a year I finally finished the design and completed last July.
-- Jeff, Dayton, OH