Been making some progress on the desk for my daughter Liz. I thought I started this in another thread but couldn't find it.
Desk is mahogany with tamarack inside cubbys and drawers.
Started with the base and it came out really well. Quite pleased with it. I made some tamarack dowels and put two of them in each mortise and tenon joint on the base. Never made dowels before. It was kind of fun. I hope it will look good together when finished.
Got the desk top and insides glued up today. It was pretty stressful getting everything lined up and square before the glue started to set. I was sure glad that I took the time to pre-assemble everything and trim things up before I committed to the glue The only mistake I made was the stopped dados for the inside cubbys. I made them with a 1/2" router bit but I planed my wood slightly less than 1/2" . So there is a small gap maybe about 1/32" where they meet the bottom and top. It will be hardly noticeable when it's finished I hope. It took me a little while to figure out haw to cut the angles on the sides. I considered using my circular saw but then thought of making a jig on my crosscut sled. I cut both sides at the same time by lining them up with a framing square and screwing supports on my sled to hold the sides. Worked great
The sliding supports for the desk front came out good as well. I wanted to cover the end grain but I never made "T" molding before. I made a long piece on the TS for safety reasons then cut off the short bits for the supports. I am very happy with the results.
The inside guides were cut out on the router table them chamfered on the insides of the cuts for the screws, 1 on each side that will stop the drop front supports from pulling all the way out.
Hopefully I will get to glue up the drop front tonight. It will have breadboard edges. The inside of the front has to have a 22 degree routed lip. I have no clue as yet on how to make it Maybe you folks can give me some suggestions.
I need to make 2 drawers for the insides. I was thinking about using mahogany for the fronts to set off the tamarack . Then 1 large drawer for the front.
As usual comments suggestions are really appreciated.