serpentine bow front desk

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Blog series by teenagewoodworker updated 12-15-2009 04:15 AM 6 parts 12009 reads 96 comments total

Part 1: resawing the lumber

06-28-2009 03:26 AM by teenagewoodworker | 15 comments »

Hey Everyone!, well summer is finally here and i am jumping into a ton of woodworking. here are some projects i am planning on making this summer. – bow front desk – slant top desk – sugar chest – tea table – cool coffe table – pie crust table – shaker armoire and dresser So the first in this long line of projects is going to be the serpentine bow front desk. this is going to be built out of sapele. so i went ...

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Part 2: lots of progress

07-19-2009 06:40 PM by teenagewoodworker | 13 comments »

alright i was away for the weekend and unable to post on my progress but i have to get everyone all caught up now. A lot of progress has happened. Alright so first i milled up my legs. The legs are 1 3/4” square with a 1” taper and 4” mortises in each of them. i made the mortises with my router and they came out very nice. then i started to work on the aprons. the small aprons are simple and i have them all done. nto glued yet but all fit now the front apron...

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Part 3: almost there

07-21-2009 08:06 PM by teenagewoodworker | 20 comments »

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 an...

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Part 4: general construction is done

07-22-2009 08:15 PM by teenagewoodworker | 14 comments »

well the general construction of the desk is done so i figured id share some pictures. a lot of pictures today. first i want to address the drawer frames though. in my case the drawer frames are pretty simple. they are just a frame and panel construction out of pine with pegged tongue and groove. the groove is pegged with a little cut nail in this case but something that works really well are brad nails as well as a tooth pick. they just work really nice. then it is shaped to fit the front...

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Part 5: drawers are 99 percent done

08-03-2009 04:39 AM by teenagewoodworker | 9 comments »

ugh… well these drawers didnt turn out to be as hard as i thought. theyre just regular half blinds with a little bit of extra fitting and different side lengths. dont let curves intimidate you. its not as hard as it looks. just a few little tips. you need to make sure that both of the ends of your drawer fronts are parallel. the picture below shows now to find that. just use two squares and set the front up in between them. if the surface your squares sit on is flat the blades will be p...

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Part 6: FINISHED!!!

12-15-2009 04:15 AM by teenagewoodworker | 25 comments »

Well my desk is finally finished. Its been finished for a a few months now but i just got around to taking the pictures. Hope you guys like it!!

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