Making a Desk

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Blog series by Jerome updated 09-14-2018 11:28 AM 3 parts 3773 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Milling and Joinery

02-20-2018 10:24 PM by Jerome | 3 comments »

This is a blog of a desk that I am in the process of making. I have never made a desk, and the closest price of furniture that I made was my built-in cabinets for my living room. That’s was made of whatever quality materials that I could find and I learned a lot. Basically my table saw, miter saw were the only tools that I used. This one is different. It is all solid Cherry with the exception of the drawer bottoms and cabinet sides. This one is a particularly significant because it ...

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Part 2: Drawer Boxes and Drawer Section

09-14-2018 11:15 AM by Jerome | 4 comments »

This was one of the difficult sections to figure out. The first obstacle was to make a decision on the jointry of the boxes. I chose lock tenon joinery. I remained adamant about keeping the project as close to 100% hardwood as possible. The drawer bottoms were going to be plywood. I knew that. And of course the inner drawer compartment is plywood, other than that, all Cherry! The second task was coming up with the final dimensions for the drawers and drawer compartment. This always seeme...

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Part 3: Finishing!

09-14-2018 11:28 AM by Jerome | 5 comments »

This was truly the most enjoyable part. I chose a combination of water based dyes to color the wood. I believe it was a mixture of General finishes Georgian cherry and Amber. I also used Amber shellac to finish it with. I’ll say this, the dye is very splashy! Did spots were everywhere and you just have to take your time because the dye will puddle up quickly and it won’t look good. I used every bit of the mix to treat the entire desk, drawers, and all! !https://s3.ama...

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