|Project by Dusty||posted 02-17-2007 12:13 AM||1882 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
This mission style desk is one of my personal favorites. I like sitting at the desk it feels so sturdy and elegant without being pretentious. It’s functional also. I took an existing plan as I do in most cases and modified it to fit my needs and tastes along with preferred construction methods.
The desk is 28 inches wide, 56 inches long and 30 inches tall.
The drawers are dovetail with maple hardwood runners. All the drawer fronts are 7/8 thick with ¾ sides and bottoms so they don’t sag or bend. The top is on a 6/4 solid oak frame, with a drop in leather inlay. The legs are solid oak 3”x3’ sculptured to 2×2 square at bottom of the taper on the legs.
All hardware is hand forged copper. All joints are hand cut mortise and tenon. The top is installed with hand cut wood pegs.
This project took about two weeks. It’s finished with my 12 step mission stain process.