Slant Front Desk

Desk Standing - waiting for final details.

Desk Standing - waiting for final details.

I have to install the hardware from Horton Brasses and the locks….wrap up the pigeon holes and then it’s scrape and sand time and then the finish. I will bring you along the best I can on the wrap-up. I’m not going to write a lot on this as the photos pretty well tell the story and Sherri put captions in.

Long Mortise in Breadboard.

Long Mortise in Breadboard

Drop Front with long Tenon Cut - note the center hole and the elongated holes at the front and back.

Drop Front with long Tenon Cut - note the center hole and the elongated holes at the front and back.

This piece will be natural so I sprayed shellac on the pieces before joining

This piece will be natural so I sprayed shellac on the pieces before joining.

Put glue in the hole and on the Peg

Put glue in the hole and on the Peg

I use a hack saw blade to saw off the pegs flush

I use a hack saw blade to saw off the pegs flush

Bread Board Attached - Pegs Cut Off/Sanded

Bread Board Attached - Pegs Cut Off/Sanded

Drop Front - In Place - Opened

Drop Front - In Place - Opened

Drop Front - Taped in Place

Drop Front - Taped in Place

Drop Front - Taped in Place

Drop Front - Taped in Place

Desk Bottom - Applied Moulding screwed from bottom

Desk Bottom - Applied Moulding screwed from bottom

Top of Desk - Exposed Dove-tails with Applied Mouldings

Top of Desk - Exposed Dove-tails with Applied Mouldings

Side View of Slant Front Desk with Dove-tailed Drawers

Side View of Slant Front Desk with Dove-tailed Drawers


I’ve been working on the material for the step back and Jefferson seed press a lot. We already have a step back on the blog so I probably won’t blog about the build, but that is what will be going on over the next few weeks.


Here are some photos of a table that I make from time to time, it is rough hand-planed tiger maple out of some really old stuff and I hand plane it, leaving it a bit rough, then I scrape it and finish it using some dye and glaze. It makes a really cool table. We call it “primitive” but the old hand hewn look is just so inviting, also note the base, with turned legs and shaped aprons, really makes for a unique table. Just thought I’d give you a look.


Well, its to the shop and rock and roll. Got a lot to do, finishing stuff and building, so I’ll catch ya later.

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6 Responses to Slant Front Desk

  1. Is that white glue used with the pegs. If so what would be the reason?

    -Ace-

  2. charles neil says:

    no its tightbond III, just what was on the bench, i glue the entire center peg ,then just the top of the outside ones…dont want to glue the tenon by accident on the inside, the center portion of the tenon is glued into the mortise about 2 1/2 ” worth, then the rest is left to float with just the pegs holding it together, but rest assured they hold ..big time, guess how they did it before nails and glue…the other thing is to remember to make the mortise longer than the tenon so it can move internally

  3. Monte West says:

    Good Evening:
    A day in the shop is better than any place else. I was there all day today. With that said, I understand the problem you are having with time. It just disapeiars when you need it most. The desk looks great and I hope it finishes great. Looking for the feet. When do we see them?
    The last time I wrote I asked about quarter sawed white oak. Where is this lumber yard located?
    So you also get in trouble when you go buying wood. I understand, but its fun. I do look forward to your almost daily Blogs, but I understand. I know you enjoy your work. Hope to see you soon.

  4. Orion says:

    I love the look of those hand planed tables. Looks great.

  5. Neal says:

    Sherri,

    Thank you for the update on all of Charles’ work. As a new woodworker, I very much appreciate all I’ve learned from Charles’ video and blog. However, I also know how 12-14 hour days can wear you down. Unplug the guy’s computer and make sure he gets some good rest.

    Neal

  6. hey guys im doing fine…feel good , just had to focus more on the furniture end than the puter end of things, days are still long and always have been, and probably always will be, just the nature of the beast.
    This economic thing has hit us all , and I just have to stay focused more on the greatest revenue generator, which is the furniture, thats all…and i am so thankful we have the work to focus on…most dont…and the DVD thing ,is nice as well…but folks are scared and hurting, we understand that, so we just decided not to throw alot of new stuff into the internet thing for a while, but keep our nose to the ground and go where we need to to survive all this , and we will thanks guys

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