Brynn's Desk Build #1: Making the handle for the desk

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Blog entry by BenhamDesign posted 03-01-2015 09:11 PM 1801 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I saved the design and building of the handles for last. Mainly, because I had no Idea what I was going to do for a handle. All I knew, was I wanted it to be made from wood. I searched through all my design books, and all over the web looking for inspiration. I finally came across Darrell Peart’s website in the Green and Green Style. Now this desk is not in the Green and Green style but I liked the simplicity of the handles on his pieces and thought they would work well with my desk.

As always, when I take inspiration from another maker I try to change it in some way and add my own flavor to it. Darrel’s drawer pulls where straight across, dowels set between two posts. I decided to make mine tapered, a little more like a traditional drawer pull. I also thought the curve in the taper would complement the curve in the legs and side panels.

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