The writing shelves are done. Each is made from quartersawn white oak with an Indian Rosewood front. I kept this piece of rosewood around for a time when I might recreate a couple of Stanley plane handles (totes). But, I […]
Returning to wood and tools after a 20-year hiatus.
After starting this project early this year, I finally got satisfaction as I drew to the point of putting on some stain. Before that however, I finished chopping out areas where an accent piece of wood will fit between the […]
The breadboard attaches to the core of the desktop with a spline and fasteners. I was able to get my hands on a 5/16 spline cutter that worked like a hot knife in butter using my Milwaukee 5625-20 router. Both […]
I laid aside the writing shelves for a moment to get the desk top ready for sizing and the addition of the breadboard end. I picked the board with the nicest quartersawn features from both sides and left the other […]
The writing shelves need facing that provides a nice appearance consistent with Greene and Greene as well as utility. A common theme in their work appears to be the use of a breadboard for stabilizing wood movement and for ornamentation. […]