Slant-Front Desk

This beautiful slant-front desk can add a little class to your office space. It provides a large work surface and lots of storage too.

Wood movement is a real concern with projects that feature solid wood panels. That's because as solid wood expands and contracts with seasonal changes in humidity, joints can pop and boards may warp or split. With this desk, sliding dovetail joints allow the wide, solid wood side panels to move independently of the frames that hold the panels together. It's a traditional technique that will keep the panels flat for generations. Ogee bracket feet complete the case and raise it off the ground. We've included separate instructions on how to make them easily with a table saw and band saw. All the visible parts of this desk are solid, 3/4"-thick black cherry. We've also included plans for a pigeonhole unit which features vertical dividers, drawers, and an easy-to-build hidden compartment.



What You Get:

  • Unlimited access to this Video Plan — a full episode of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show!
  • 19 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 100 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Technique article on making ogee bracket feet
  • Shop-tested tips and techniques ensure your success
  • Materials list. Cutting diagram. Retail sources for project supplies

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