|Project by tallpaul||posted 02-07-2011 05:20 PM||1987 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
First, I should acknowledge the inspiration for this piece: a jatoba desk shown here by Adam Weiss, who was nice enough to give me a few dimensions, and some encouragement. His design is a bit simpler, and I incorporated breadboard ends, some ebony accents, and a cloudlift element from Greene and Greene. He cautioned me about going overboard with too many detail elements (rightly so), and I think I found the right balance- didn’t want to detract from the elegant lines, or lose that lightness. The drawer pulls are taken from Darryl Peart, done in ebony, and I’m pleased with the look.
I think I would use hidden drawer hardware in a subsequent version, but I’m really happy with the continuity of the quartersawn grain across the drawer fronts. When you catch it in the right light, at the right angle, it makes you smile. I like that, because it encourages you to glance at it when you walk by.
Joinery is pegged mortise and tenon. Finish is Danish oil in light walnut, then a wiping poly rubbed out with wax.
Thanks for looking!