|Project by Luke||posted 09-15-2012 03:05 AM||3143 views||9 times favorited||12 comments|
Here is my latest COMPLETE project. I’m so glad to get this done. This project has been in my shop for a solid year and I’ve been working on it on and off the whole time. I’d say if I worked on it from start to finish in a straight run, it would have been about 60 hours, but I just don’t have that kind of time to dedicate to it all at once. So I did what I could, when I could. In between this project the hours have been filled with corn hole boards, pens, cutting boards, table tops, shop upgrades and other various things, so I’ve been really busy, just not on this project. It’s made of Solid cherry wood and I finished it with a home-made wipe on poly. Namely, a semi-gloss Minwax 70/30 with mineral spirits, the greater being the Minwax, about 7 coats. All dovetails are hand cut and the back of the desk is a tongue and groove pattern with a beaded intersection. I really enjoyed this project and hope to make something even more complex on my next go-round. I have not even started looking for an idea on what it could be, but it will be a step up from this as I believe that if I am not pushing the limits of my abilities I’m just not learning anything. Also, if you want quality hardware, send out or call for a catalog from White Chapel. Their hardware is absolutely amazing and the catalog was even more so! It really was helpful in deciding on the hardware for this job and is laid out in full detail and size in the catalog, almost like having it in hand. It is a little pricey but if you want your furniture to shine, it’s the only way to go. I had to antique the brass hinges for the slant myself because they didn’t have them to match the other parts I was getting, but the ammonia fuming worked fantastic.
Thanks for checking it out!
-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com