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Project by Reddial posted 09-07-2015 01:29 AM 1713 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry desk was completed to compliment a previous project of a cherry 3 legged chair that I posted earlier. The desk was designed to fit a very specific area in an art/craft space used for painting, weaving, etc.
Constructed primarily of 4/4 cherry, bisquited, not screwed. Drawer boxes are box jointed 1/2” Baltic Birch.

Constructed in 3 primary units, 2 pedestals and a center drawer unit. Back is ship lapped 1/2” cherry. Floating panel construction utilizes 1/4” rubber ‘space’ balls to keep panels tight during seasonal wood movement. Most panels, especially the doors, are book matched.

Top is 3 boards glued up. It is 18”x62”. The length of these boards presented a bit of a challenge to flatten since I was limited to a 6” router with somewhat of a short bed. It gave me a chance to use a planer sled that I had seen some time ago in Fine Woodworking Mag. With several shims strategically place, it worked great. A little line and berry added to one corner.

Pulls are cherry. A few with line and berry added.

Patina happens quickly with cherry and it will only add to the beauty. Sanded to 320. 4 coats of General Arm-R-Seal Satin.

-- Darrel..."The biggest threat to 'good' is 'better'.

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#1 posted 09-07-2015 09:02 AM

Beautiful project! Wood itself looks great. Nice detail with marquetry. Complete project is full of incredibly crafted details (dovetails, pulls,...).

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-07-2015 11:49 AM

Nice desk and good construction on it too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-07-2015 01:41 PM

looks great

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#4 posted 09-07-2015 03:01 PM

bravo, you just made a very nice set , something I will have to do one day, maybe for my grandson
thanks for showing.

-- andrek

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#5 posted 09-07-2015 08:13 PM

Very nice set. You certainly do quality work and I love the 3 legged chair. Beautiful….all of it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 09-08-2015 11:38 PM

Beautiful desk, fantastic craftsmanship and attention to detail. The inlay is really great. Something to be proud of.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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