It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any projects…Began this desk for my wife last March; cut the dovetails for the cabinet and started flattening the top, then was interrupted by a move and the laborious process of building a new shop. Finally got back to working on this just after Christmas.
Top is black oak, cabinet and legs are walnut, cabinet front is spalted maple with African blackwood pulls. Cabinet is finished with four coats of “tung” oil, top is finished with 5 coats of “tung” oil and 3 coats of wipe on poly.
Overall this was my most ambitious project to date; all hand cut joinery and a slab that I had to extensively work on with hand planes to get flat. Happy with the way it turned out, but like most long projects, glad to move on to the next one.
Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario