Awhile back my niece graduated from nursing school as an RN. As a gift I produced this desk for her. It’s made of oak and uses Mortise and tenon joinery. I scrolled out the sides to match her new degree.
The drawer and keyboard drawer close flush with a flip down panel hiding the keyboard tray when closed.
Interesting story about the scroll work. I started it with an extremely old caste iron craftsman scroll saw I had that I called ‘thumper’ because of how it made a loud thumping sound when I used it. Soon after starting the scroll the thing broke to the point that it was not realistically repairable. So, I looked on Craigslist and found this. Almost new… and $75. Yup.. and nothing wrong with it. It was about 40 miles away. If you are familiar with this saw you know it sells for $500+.
End of story….
-- Dan Gagner, Craftsman on the lake. The lake is calm, the wife is understanding, the wood is dry. What more is there...