Saturday, April 4, 2015

Slant Front Desk

Slant Front Desk

Chippendale Slant Front Desk Cherry
Slant Front Desk

This desk is made of solid cherry from the same log for consistency throughout. Below is the large cherry log we used for this desk. About 1/3 of this log was needed for all the required parts. The largest planks yielded 24-25” wide planks of solid cherry

wide cherry hardwood custom cut for a desk
Cherry Log sawn and dried

Case parts rough milled.  From this point we allow all of the wood to acclimate to the shop conditions for a minimum of 2 weeks which helps to stabilize the material before use on the desk

solid hardwood furniture cherry walnut tiger maple mahogany
desk parts rough milled

This is our wood rack and an example of various projects worth of wood acclimating in our shop. We select and label each piece for the specific project before we rough mill and stack.  

fine furniture hardwood lumber cherry walnut mahogany curly cherry tiger maple
hardwoods acclimating 

 Hand cut dovetail joinery on the Desk Case Top

custom desk with dovetail joinery
desk top

Desk case dovetails are fit 

furniture making a cherry desk
Desk case

The Grain matches and flows from the writing surface up the side of the case, this will be the desk interior

handmade cherry desk in process

 Desk in progress with the interior parts fitted

slant top desk in process
Desk process

 The back feet are dovetailed for superior strength

ogee bracket feet on a desk
desk back foot

 Gluing the feet and molding to the case

attaching the ogee feet
Feet install

Handcut dovetailed drawer with dovetails fit and ready to glue

dovetailed desk drawers
fitting dovetails

Slant Front Desk with all the drawer dovetails cut and fit

Slant Front Desk with hand cut dovetailed drawers
Desk Drawers

 Interior drawers on this desk are dovetailed and carved 

desk interior carved shells
Carved Drawers

Interior Drawers fit after they are glued up

Carved Shell on dovetailed drawers
Interior drawers

Slant Front Desk ready for finish

Drop Front Desk building process

Finished Slant Front Desk

Chippendale Slant Front Desk
Slant Front Desk

carved shells Newport Style desk
Desk Interior

Slant Front Desk Townsend Goddard Custom Furniture
Slant Front Desk

Newport Shell Block And Shell
Interior Drawers

Queen Anne Desk handmade desk
Slant Front Desk

Queen Anne Slant Front Desk Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers
Lid opened

Handmade Desk Detail Writing Desk
Desk Detail

Carved Dovetailed Drawers custom desk
Desk Drawers

Slant Lid Desk Solid Hardwood Queen Anne Chippendale

Newport Chippendale Slant Front Desk Townsend Goddard
Slant Front Desk

Slant Top Desk Fine Furniture Makers
Slant Front Desk

Fine Chippendale Slant Lid Desk
Slant Front Desk