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.
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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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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.