|Project by SirFatty||posted 10-25-2012 01:15 AM||2395 views||10 times favorited||16 comments|
My wife requested a new desk for her office. After looking around online for inspiration, she found the following desk:
Simple design, but not too modern looking. And most importantly, it was something I could build. She had a couple requirements, the top should be a glue-up of small strips (kind of like butcher-block) and nothing on top (I was advising that some pigeon holes would be useful).
The picture gives a few details, but I had to figure the scale out myself, and I think I was fairly true to the original.
The entire project is made of pine, and is mortise and tenon construction (no mechanical fasteners holding it together). This project was a first for me in many ways. I’ve not used mortise and tenons before, and I have not made such a large panel glued up from small strips.
It took me a couple months to complete, and my old Craftsman table saw died during the process, but it was quite an accomplishment for me.
Well, that’s probably the last project for the season, I might squeeze out a bird feeder before the equipment is stored for the winter.
Thanks for looking!
p.s. If you want to see this project in greater detail, please have a look at my blog here.
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