Sunday, December 5, 2010

Student Desk / Christmas Gift

Full extension drawer slides
This desk was made for our oldest granddaughter for a Christmas gift. The entire desk, with the exception of the side panels, is made of soft maple. Mortise and tenon joinery throughout. Top is 26" x 51".

Desk with drawers closed
The desk is finished with General Finishes Vintage Cherry dye stain to best compliment the colors of the other furniture in her room. I had used a sanding sealer but still had to deal with some blotching in some areas of the desk, but overall I think it came out okay. This desk is very solid and very heavy, I'm sure it will be around for a long time. I used a plan from WOOD and made changes along the way. 


  1. Thank you Kenneth for taking the time to comment

  2. Great looking desk! I'm sure your g-daughter loved it- nice gift!

    I made some built-in bookcases for my 'office' using poplar and birch ply, two very blotchy woods to deal with. I used Charles Neill's Blotch Control treatment and it worked amazingly well keeping the blotching to a minimum. Just google him if you're not familiar. Good resource.