Make Your Heirloom Desk
A great desk stands the test of time and in this class, you’ll get to make a beautiful desk and incorporate some options for different aesthetics.
We will keep the overall dimensions and incorporate a single drawer, but some of the other elements can be modified such as the:
- Arches on the sides
- Omitting the foot for a ringed foot
- Selection of the hardware
*note the flared foot shown in the photograph will not be made in class.
You can, of course, make the classic Arts and Crafts style desk shown or you could go for a more contemporary feel. For example – you get to choose the wood species so that the piece will fit perfectly into your home. Choose from:
- Oak (traditional),
- Walnut (handsome and bold),
- Maple (lighter more contemporary twist),
- Sapele (Ribbon Mahogany – mellow and harmonious)
- Cherry (warm and rich)
You can make this for you or as a gift for a loved one.
What You Will Learn
You will learn both traditional joinery and modern-day building techniques and make a piece that lasts for generations.
It is a great project to get your teeth into after taking a Beginner Woodworking, Handtool and/or Table Making class. It’s really going to help bring everything you’ve learned together in a single project.
The techniques you’ll learn will form a solid foundation for a variety of furniture –tables, chests of drawers, and more–using a mix of machine and hand-cut joinery.
Some of the key learning points include:
- Dovetail joinery
- Arts and Crafts details where appropriate
- Internal drawer structures
- Wood selection
- Handtool and machinery use
Please note that as with any week-long project class, you might need to do some final assembly at home depending on your progress in the class. Rest assured, we will cover all of the techniques you’ll need.
Want To Ship It Home?
We’ve got you covered! The School can also provide you with a shipping quote should you choose to assemble your piece. Alternatively, if you are flying in, work can be shipped home, unassembled using a large flat box (ie, bicycle box) and checked as an extra bag.
The class is a combination of 5 days of instruction with an optional 6th day for final touches on Saturday.
Materials & Books Needed:
Materials Needed: Pull for the drawer