More progress on the desk.

Begining work on the frame (1 of 1)I made some progress the rest of the frame beyond the cabinet and it’s coming along a bit faster than the cabinet.  I’m certainly getting a lot of practice making and fitting tenons.

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8 Responses to More progress on the desk.

  1. It’s coming along very well, Marilyn!

  2. joemcglynn says:

    Can’t wait to see this done, have you thought about the finish?

    • Marilyn says:

      You and me both. I have two clocks I’m dying to get to, but I’m not starting them until this is done.

      I’ll probably use the same finish I used on my tool cabinet – Pro Fin (Daly’s). Its held up well on that cabinet and the cherry on that cabinet has mellowed to a really nice color.

      • joemcglynn says:

        I think that’s a varnish finish according to the recent Flexner column in Popular Woodworking.

        I’m experimenting with finishes. I really like how the finish came out on my shaker stool and tool chest (shellac), and am going to try something slightly different with the 3-legged stool I’m working on.

        Did you go to Glen Huey’s “Finishes that Pop” talk at WIA? I have the DVD if you want to watch it.

      • Marilyn says:

        I might put shellac under the daly’s to prevent blotching.

        I didn’t make it to that at WIA and would like to see it. I promise to send it back if you send it my way. 🙂

  3. Rick says:

    Looks great…..and you have a few more tenons to go 🙂

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