This is piece is most suited for a writing desk, but would make
a cozy little table as well. Store your placemats and silverware
in the drawer right there.
Most people will tell you not to build with elm. It twists
and bends and warps like crazy the minute you lay a saw
blade on it. It's hard to cut and very sinewy making hand
cutting dovetails a mess. To top it off if you do build
you should never use boards wider than 6". We found some
interesting elm boards - 14" wide, cut from an old granary
in southwestern Minnesota. The boards are over 100 years
in age and while they were the usual twisted form, we
thought they might be stable enough to straighten and
make into an interesting desk.
The edges were left "live" on the long side, meaning Jeff
didn't try to cut a straight edge and just worked with
it as it is. The two board top retains some of the
original saw marks and other age signs and serendipitous
hole or crack. Jeff left the piece without stain, letting
the various colors, old stains and discolorations to add
to the beauty of the piece.
Frame is mortise and tenon joined and pegged with oak
dowels. Top was not all that flat on the frame numerous heavy
wood screws topped with walnut pegs were used to
fix the top the frame.
Drawers are hand dovetailed.
Drawer pulls are wrought iron with a trace of rust to
give them an old barn feel.
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