Curly Maple Writing Desk

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Shaker Curly Maple Writing Desk
Shaker Curly Maple Writing Desk, detail.
Shaker Curly Maple Writing Desk
Shaker Curly Maple Writing Desk, detail.

Curly maple in Antique Amber stain. 

Total Height: 84"

Base: 32" D x 48" L x 30" H

Top Cabinet: 15" D x 42" L x 54" H

This desk is built for the centuries.  The table base is fitted with two hand cut dovetail drawers with chanfered bottoms.  The tapered legs and skirt are all pegged mortise and tenon construction as is the inside drawer support structure.  The cabinet above is dovetailed at all four corners.  Stationary shelving is dadoed into place.  The adjustable shelving rests on knotch and standard adjustments.  There are three hand cut dovetail drawers with chanfered bottoms.  Features pigeon holes for storage and three secret compartments.  The top molding is fastened with dovetailed keys allowing the cabinet sides to expand and contract without opening the molding's mitered corners.  All faceframes and doors are pegged mortise and tenon construction. 

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