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Blog series by BenhamDesign updated 12-17-2017 09:47 PM 4 parts 7511 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Making the handle for the desk

03-01-2015 09:11 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

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 al...

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Part 2: Building Curved Legs and accent Panel

03-19-2015 04:05 PM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

When I was designing the legs and side panels for the desk, I knew I wanted to incorporate a curved leg. I have seen a similar design element in several other pieces by different makers, and it has always caught my eye.Knowing that I wanted to use a similar shape, the curved legs where my starting point. once I got the shape of the leg the way I wanted it, I needed to decided what to do with the side panels. I had looked at several other writing desks for inspiration before starting this ...

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Part 3: Video: Building the top and Drawer glides - Cherry Writing Desk

10-07-2015 09:00 PM by BenhamDesign | 5 comments »

This is my 3rd and final video of this project. In this video I get really into my hand planing when building the top of the writing desk. I also show a bit of how I do drawer runners and some final assembly of attaching the top. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel Watch on YouTube If you would like to see more about what I build in and out of my shop please visit my blog at http://www.briansbenham.com or my custom furniture website at http://www.benhamdesignconcepts.com ...

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Part 4: Overview of the build

12-17-2017 09:47 PM by BenhamDesign | 2 comments »

This writing desk is one of my favorite builds. Made from cherry, with spaltted maple for the side panels and drawer pulls. The drawer pulls are held in place with walnut posts for a little accent. If you are interested in the build process here is a little build video. I started out milling the legs and cutting them to length. Next, laying out the joinery and drawing in the curve I liked for the legs. It is way easier to cut all the joinery to before cutting the curves. This gives...

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