|Project by Reaper621||posted 01-09-2012 10:25 AM||1875 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
Please disregard the mess… I still need to clean my basement…
This is a desk I built for myself, to use in my law firm (obviously, the current position is not the final resting place). Eventually, this desk will have a much larger brother, but that’s to come later this year. I have been doing carpentry in some fashion since I was 5 – 21 years now, and over the years, my father and I have picked up numerous tools and techniques.
Construction is solid walnut, with 4 coats of catalyzed lacquer finish. I was unhappy with the finish, and later this week will be applying some wipe on poly to the top, and buffing it out. Each of the sides is made with 2 raised panels, and the back has 3 raised panels. The top measures 34×60, and the whole unit sits 31 inches tall. I do have quite an overhang (3 inches, 5 in back), but that was just a personal preference, and I am quite happy with it. The two side panels are glued up, and the rest is assembled using pocket hole screws. (After gluing the two sides, I figured a 3 panel would be a pain)
-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.