Ash writers desk

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Project by Ryan Morris posted 03-29-2014 10:14 PM 1139 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a writers desk I made for my sister-in-law. It’s made of solid Ash. First time I worked with Ash and I really enjoyed it. My SIL picked out the stain which is Minwax Early American. The finish is several coats of satin Wipe-on Poly. Definitely learned a lot during this project. Patience patience patience! I did make a couple mistakes on it but nothing that an untrained eye would notice. I’ll be definitely paying more attention to grain direction from now on. Anyway I hope she likes it!! Thanks for checking it out.


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#1 posted 03-30-2014 01:34 PM

I really like it. Simple and classic lines. How’d you decide where to start the taper on the legs?
Ash is a nice wood. Can be tearout prone sometimes, but with sharp tools it works really nice. Looks like one of the legs (left front) needed to be turned 90 degrees so that you’d have side grain showing toward the front on all four legs.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 02:26 PM

It’s a nice piece. Well done, Ryan.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 04-03-2014 03:50 PM

Simple but elegant looking desk! Beautiful wood and finish. Great job!

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