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White Oak Desk

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Woodworker: Steven Kessler

To make this desk, Kessler modified plans for a Roycroft lady’s writing desk. He finished the quartersawn white oak with Jeff Jewitt’s Arts and Crafts finishing technique (FWW #157). Each silver panel took over 100 hours to complete. Kessler employed the metalworking techniques of chasing and repousseé to repeatedly hammer the heated metal into shape.

Photo: Tom Verniero


Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, arts and crafts, shellac, varnish, Oak, stain, silver, Roycroft Inspired


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