Curved-Front Desk

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I built Chris Gochnour's curved-front desk from FWW #225. The wood is cherry with maple drawer parts. This piece was a challenge for me - it taught me some things and pushed me a bit further along on my journey.
 
The splayed legs and concave front had me scratching my head more than a few times. My biggest challenge was getting the drawers right, since they participate in the curvature.
 
Here are most of the base parts when only the two sides were assembled:


 
The drawers hang on side-mounted runners. I like this technique a lot. In the end, the locations of the runners also set the stop for the drawers.


 
Here is the first drawer side that I attached to one of the outside drawer fronts. As you can see, this is not at a right angle - it's off by about 9 degrees:


 
Here are the three drawers. The fronts were cut to final shape on the bandsaw.


 
Finally, here is a peek under the hood:


 
 I finished this with Danish Oil.

Posted elsewhere Mar 11, 2013

“Fake quotes will ruin the internet” — Benjamin Franklin

Love the curve. And the middle section kind of has that cloud-lifter effect. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Sweet! I like it! 👍👌

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

real nice work chuck.love the dovetails.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

That is one elegant desk, the curved front makes it pop. Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains

Nice looking desk Chuck. Those are some nice looking legs
Moving my projects here is a great opportunity to revisit them.  My son has used this desk a lot over the past few years and it is holding up well.

Thanks for the comments!

“Fake quotes will ruin the internet” — Benjamin Franklin

That's a  beautiful desk. The gentle curves give it a very elegant appearance.