|Project by acanthuscarver||posted 04-05-2008 04:11 AM||2309 views||11 times favorited||19 comments|
Here’s another desk I’ve made. Like the original I copied, it’s in tiger maple which is something extraordinary for a period piece made in Pennsylvania. It does have some hidden compartments behind the drawers in the center compartment. All the secondaries are poplar. The case and drawers are constructed using hand cut dovetails. The coolest part of this desk (in my opinion) is the top is fully blind dovetails on and the edge is molded. It’s the only photo I have. Wish I had more but I don’t
The color is achieved with analine dye and the finish is shellac. The hardware was custom made to mimic the hardware on the original.
-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor