|Project by mjon||posted 03-12-2008 05:10 AM||8579 views||21 times favorited||26 comments|
This desk is made from solid quarter-sawn white oak. The top weighed a ton, and was hand-planed. The drawers feature hand-cut dovetails and the square pegs are ebony from recycled piano keys. The finish was first dyed with a Mission Walnut dye, and then I followed that with two coats of dark Danish oil, followed up by two sealer coats of Waterlox, followed up by four coats of a linseed/beeswax mixture. On the top I used Waterlox high-gloss, and then buffed it all out for a nice sheen. The dye really makes the quarter-sawn oak pop. I’ve made several pieces for this customer, and this is the way I’ve done all of their pieces. Stain is evil, stain is bad—but it works for Mission-style furniture, so what can I say?
Thanks for all your great comments – What was that I read about Ellvis and Norm in the same sentence?