Well im almost there. I have the majority of the desk put together and i have to say i am really excited to get this thing finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so right now i just have the top glueing up. this is such a beautiful top!!! its bookmatched and has beautiful ribboning as well as some other figure that im not sure what to call. its kind of like a mix between a tiger stripe and birdseye figure. but theres not a lot of it so it doesnt over power the ribboning it just is kinda there and looks really nice. the top will be done tomorrow and i hope to get it finished right away to stabalize it. it should be stable enough though.
i also have all of the lumber for the drawer frames rough milled and they will be taken to final thickness and finished tomorrow.
so all thats left to do is finish the top and do the drawers and drawer frames. i will probably do some sharpening tonight and prepare for the dovetails which i am hoping to do tomorrow. so hopefully the desk will be done tomorrow. then i can finish it before i go away next week weather permiting.
the finish will be lacquer and im not sure if im going to glaze it to darken the color a little bit yet. that will be determined when i get the lacquer tomorrow tough.
i am really liking how this desk is coming out. i was able to put the pieces that are the top on it today and sit down at it and write something just for fun and it is so nice. I love it and im going to have a hard time trying to sell it because i want to keep it. but i can always make another one… of two :D
im hoping to turn some pens that i can put in the drawers too just as a buying incentive. i find that when you include little gifts and extras that it makes people open their wallets up a little more :)