Thought I'd say hi and introduce myself!
My name's Gavin, and I've recently become interested in woodworking because of the following project.
I've always dreamed of a panelled office with some nice comfortable furniture - and I'm now in a position to make it happen.
My own woodworking skills aren't up to much, I need to get a bit more confidence with tools e.t.c.; but I've got an eye for design, and I can visualise how things will go together, so the plan is to work with some tradesmen, try and learn a bit of the practical skills "on site" and realise my plans!
The plan is to build it all in Sapele veneered board, and Kevazingo veneered board.
I have a *SMASHING UNCLE* Phillip who really is a diamond, and he's got access to a large veneer press - this was the saviour of the project, as he spent a weekend with me veneering birch ply boards with Kevazingo wood. I now have a load of this stock prepared for my "infill" panels.
The plan is to build a partners-style desk, two bookcases behind - one will have "Globe Wernicke" style hardware, the other on the other side will just be a "faux front" about 5 inches depth as a display case with 'tutch latches'.
I have some nice grilles for a radiator cabinet in between for some symmetry.
Then there are the stairs, for which I have some nice "barley twist" spindles - and upstairs will be a circular library built out of sapele veneered block board with face-frames.
Fingers crossed it all comes together - the bit I am struggling with the most though, is the desk as I haven't really been able to find a plan which quite captures what I am after!
If this all comes together, I shall post some nice pictures!
I'll keep you posted!