Cherry Desk

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Project by CaptainAhab posted 02-06-2012 05:57 PM 2072 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gun cleaning cabinet, based on the secretary desk concept with apothecary/Chinese design elements. Built from a single Black Cherry tree harvested Nov. 2010 from southern Iowa. Accent grilles are made from Wenge with flame-treated copper sheeting.

The desk top is supported by a pull-out (seen closed in 1st pic and open in 2nd) to avoid the obstruction of normal types. Drawers are all green-felt lined.

An ammo collection display case will eventually be fitted into the back of the main compartment. And a chair is currently being designed to complete the set. I will add a pic of the chair in a couple weeks.

Joinery includes: blind dowel, pocket screw, biscuits, box jointed drawers, stile & rail, inletted knife hinges. Hounds tooth was made with a box joint jig, painted black and re-planed to create the deep shadow effect.

Notice the latches on the sides; the base is a seperate piece so the chest can be set on a table if needed.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 06:00 PM

a very unique design , Good job.


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#2 posted 02-06-2012 06:03 PM

Great work, I like the drawer design making it look like many. It has a hint of G and G to it as well. Wel done a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 07:21 PM

Good looking cabinet… the grill work…..........beautiful cherry…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 08:49 PM

Very innovative design. I like the drawer fronts mimicking multiple drawers. The whole thing looks perfectly functional to what you wanted it to do! Very nice.


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