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Writing Desk

comments (5) November 2nd, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

TheAustrian TheAustrian, member
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Having to do office work takes on a whole new dimension when being able to work at a desk like this one.
Rounded drawers were a challenge.
Having to do office work takes on a whole new dimension when being able to work at a desk like this one. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Having to do office work takes on a whole new dimension when being able to work at a desk like this one.

Photo: Photo: my own

I had been pondering a desk-design for over a year. It had to be timeless and elegant. When I saw Chris gouchnour´s design in FWW I knew I could do something with it. I had a wide board of Mahogany from a veneer factory in the workshop, which I knew would one day become part of a desk. The board was too narrow for the size desk I wanted (it is bigger than in Gochnour´s plan) so I added cherry to complement it. The challenge in this project were the legs and the drawers. The drawer pulls are made of wenge. The drawer dovetails are handcut. 

The finish of the desk-top was done by spraygun, the rest was treated with three coats of shellac.


Design or Plan used: Chris Gochnour

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cherry, mahogany, desk, shellac


Comments (5)

Dodoak Dodoak writes: Wow, beautiful desk. I am making the same desk and just finished the glue up for the base. I am a beginner and this is my first furniture project, so I opted not to do the curve. Knowing what I know to make this desk the square way - makes your desk even more impressive! Contrasting wood is very pretty.
Posted: 10:01 am on March 16th

Jurgen01 Jurgen01 writes: A beautiful desk. You have done great work here.
Posted: 10:55 am on November 11th

DustyNick DustyNick writes: Beautiful desk. I really like the top
Posted: 12:33 am on November 4th

4545 4545 writes: Very nice. I made mine of black walnut. Your contrasting woods define and show off the lines much more clearly and to me give it a more contemporary look. I'm not unhappy with mine used where it is, but I think most people would find yours more striking and appealing. It's interesting how much difference the materials choice makes. I hope you enjoyed building it as much as I did.
Posted: 6:28 pm on November 2nd

CMaxNavy CMaxNavy writes: I don't comment often but, this is acceptation work. Very nice indeed.
Posted: 10:35 am on November 2nd

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