|Project by ErikF||posted 09-29-2012 10:24 PM||1277 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Here is a desk I just finished up. It was a challenging build due to the length of the boards used to make the desk top and the limited capabilities of my bench-top jointer and cheap table saw. It meant a bit more time fine tuning things but I am happy with the results.
The desk has one 22” wide drawer with solid cedar bottom. I like the smell and the 3/8” boards seem will hold up fine to pens and other odds and ends that end up in a small desk drawer. My next order of business is to learn the dovetail. I had to use screws in the drawer because I am still pretty intimidated when it comes to cutting good dovetails. The drawer face is birdseye maple with cherry as the secondary wood. The legs are white oak, apron is cherry, and there is also hickory cross braces for the side legs and rear.
Top diameter is 31 1/2” x 51 1/2”. I used heat treated maple and eucalyptus on the edge…heat treated maple is pretty brittle so it does not make a very good edge board.
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