Drafting Desk 1

For some time now I have wanted a writing style desk for my downstairs living area that I could tilt up to also use as a small drafting desk. I don’t have enough room downstairs for the full size desk and thought a hybrid of the writing desk and drafting table would be a good alternative.

For the basic look I chose a hall table featured in Fine Woodworking. After designing the details I decided to use white oak because….well that is what I had.

The first task and I believe the most fun, was laying out and shaping the legs. I decided to put a slight taper and curve on the legs. After making a template it was time to start shaping. I have had a big fascination lately with hand planes and decided to do all of the work with my planes. It turned out to be a great project, I really enjoyed seeing the legs shape up with only the use of my plane irons.

I have completed all of the legs and have started putting the frame together, which is coming along nicely. I will post more as I make more progress.


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2 Responses to “Drafting Desk 1”

  1. High Rock Woodworking
    March 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Thanks for Joining David.

  2. David J.
    March 30, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    Best of luck on your table, Christopher. Nothing beats the feel of a finely tuned plane doing it's job (and nothing is worse than a poor plane ruining your workpiece). Thanks for letting me know about your blog via email. I'll be adding you to my Google reader!


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