Crabtree Woodworks

Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas

Walnut executive desk part 4


Its been a while since I finished the drawers. Since that time I decided I did’nt like the conventional beaded face drawer front. I scraped all the faces and went for a more contemporary look. From there I finished the top and writing pullouts. The customer is a K-state grad and requested the center drawer reflect his Alma mater.

Small scraps of fiddle back maple and walnut served to make a checkerboard for one of the writing pullouts. I used a bit of purple heart wrapped around the edge for accent.

I still have to install the little knobs on the other pullout. The back of the desk has open panels that hide bookshelves.

The next and last step was to apply the leather to the floating top panels.  The leather is applied using a  water base wallpaper paste. A good friend told me an interesting fact about leather. He said it stretches in only one direction.

He was correct from what I could see during this application.

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2 comments on “Walnut executive desk part 4

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