|Project by Stephen M. Skillins||posted 02-11-2013 11:40 AM||2316 views||2 times favorited||22 comments|
Primary: Honduran Mahogany, inlay is Satinwood, and Ebony
Secondary: Eastern White Pine
Finish: Potassium Dichromate, Orange Shellac, Satin Polyurethane, and Boston Polish wax.
Frame is mortise and tenoned into oversized cabriole legs. For this piece I wanted to try making big bold cabriole legs with a 3.5 inch diameter pad instead of the standard 2.75. Desk comes apart from frame (top sits inside the moulding below bottom drawer. Top section is dovetailed. All drawers are also dovetailed. Gallery has a series of small drawers, pigeon holes, and hidden drawers.
-- Steve Skillins, Danvers MA