|Forum topic by swhockey98||posted 06-10-2015 05:25 PM||543 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-10-2015 05:25 PM
I am very new to woodworking and need help with my project plan and selecting the appropriate wood.
Brief background: I used to have a mid-century corner desk that had 5 desk legs with a bookshelf credenza. It was part of a bedroom set and I still have the original dresser. The bookshelf was on hinges and could be placed on the corner desk or on top of the dresser. I’ve built a full-scale prototype of the credenza using maple plywood:
Brief background about myself: Unfortunately, I do not have a dedicated woodshop or even a garage workshop. All my cutting for the prototype has been initially at a hardwood seller and then at a park district woodshop that costs me $8/day. The only tools at home I have are a framing square, cordless drill, shelf pin jig, steel rulers, combination square, clamps, and wood glue. I do not have a table saw, miter saw, planer, jointer, etc.
As of now, I do not plan on building anything else besides this desk, so I am not interested in purchasing a table saw, jointer, or planer.
Here are my concerns:
1. What wood species should I use for the project that will accept a dark brown stain easily? I was thinking of using genuine mahogany since the dresser is white oak with a mahogany veneer but I am open to other suggestions.