Cherry desk with drawer

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Project by stanleyfatmax posted 02-08-2012 03:12 AM 1632 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a desk I made last year of solid cherry, it’s my second big project. The rails have interlocking through tenons, which involved a couple screw-ups and took way more time than they should have. I cut all the joinery before deciding to add a drawer, so when I wanted the grain to match I thought I would just take out the drawer front with a small drill bit and a jigsaw. Once that was irrevocably screwed up and I had re-made the front skirt board (with drawer front removed by ripping off narrow strips and gluing it back up) and re-cut the tenons, I built the drawer front into a box and cut grooves for the drawer bottom. And after all that work just to match the drawer front grain I realized that I built the drawer box upside down and couldn’t just switch it because I had already cut grooves for the drawer bottom and glued up. After the initial bout of swearing though, I realized I enjoy the story more than having the grain match.

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 03:28 AM

A really nice looking desk ,good job.

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 03:51 AM

nice work

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 04:18 AM

Nice desk. I like the joinery (especially the dovetail detail on the drawer)

-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 11:10 AM

Nice table love the details.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 11:50 PM

Great job on the table

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 03:13 AM

I think it looks great, and you description sounds very similar to a few of my projects.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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