Cherry Pedestal Desk
It’s tough to top tradition, and that’s certainly the case with this desk. This heirloom design gives a modern home office both style and function.
This cherry pedestal desk certainly delivers classic design in spades. It’s packed full of woodworking details that will make it a treasured heirloom for years to come — traditional frame and panel construction, dovetailed drawers, and a stylish leather top, just to name a few of the project highlights. At the same time, however, you’ll find that this traditional desk is well-suited to the demands of a modern home office. The pedestals and center compartment provide loads of storage space for computer and office supplies. The lower drawers are designed for hanging file folders to hold your most important documents. The opening between the pedestals is perfectly sized for a comfortable office chair of your choosing. And the large, open top is an excellent worksurface for a computer or any other device. This heirloom desk is a big project, but many of the operations, such as the routed joinery for all the frame and panel assemblies, are easy to duplicate once you dial in your settings. We’ll walk you through the entire process in this plan.
SELECT YOUR PLAN PACKAGE
What You Get:
- 18 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 100 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
- Special technique article on cope and stick joinery
- Materials list and cutting diagram
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
We don't have any links to project supplies and hardware for this particular project yet, but here are some other products that might be of interest to you. (We may receive commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.)
Similar Woodsmith Plans
The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.