Douglas Fir Desk


I have been wanting to build a desk for my personal use for a while now, and happened to come across some live edge Douglas Fir that would be perfect for it. It is primarily used for my computer and music needs. I sat down and came up with some drawings and set out to work. The live edge was utilized on the front edge of the top and for the shelf. I designed a craftsman style inspired base. This inspiration was not only used for style, but also for the joinery. The only fasteners used in the construction are for the drawer handles and attaching the top. The entire base is mortised and tenoned together. The top incorporates a solid slab of fir, with some dutchmen added to help prevent the cracks from spreading. They also look great.

The desk is finished with blonde shellac, the crack is filled with a historical filler using burnt umber as a pigment. The finish was hand rubbed then waxed. 

Below is some pictures of the completed desk.


© Shane Larson 2018