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Veneered Maple Desk – Version 2.1 – Part 2

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Collapsible Veneered Maple Desk While working on the top of the desk, we were also plugging away at the two legs. The legs were constructed in the usual way, except for one crucial difference…the 4″ thick build-up of plywood at the top of each leg. The build-up provided some much needed stability and strength, as […]

Veneered Maple Desk – Version 2.1 – Part 1

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Collapsible Veneered Maple Desk A year or so ago, we were asked to make a veneered maple desk, like we had made previously, but construct it in such a way that the legs could be removed from the top. We are always up for a challenge, and this certainly was a challenge. Not only did […]

Veneered Maple Desk – Version 2.0

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Over the years we have received many inquiries, and several orders for, the veneered maple table, built for a client in 2009. We decided that if we were going to be building these tables on a semi-regular basis, we needed to streamline the construction process and work out some of the design hurdles that we […]

Veneered Maple Desk – Part 3

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Veneered Maple Desk After the final sanding was completed, we applied the same finish to this desk as we do to many of our projects, which was a coat of sanding sealer followed by two coats of a bright rubbed conversion varnish. The resulting finish is rock-hard, very durable, and perfectly smooth. With the sealer […]

Veneered Maple Desk – Part 2

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Veneered Maple Desk In this picture, we are looking at one of the legs of the table.  Once the glue on the Maple end caps had dried, we used a flush trim bit and our router to trim away the excess Maple overhang. It was then time to spray on two coats of lacquer to […]

Veneered Maple Desk – Part 1

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Veneered Maple Desk We recently had a client from Memphis, Tennessee contact us about designing and building a Maple table.  The client saw the original table in an Apple store, being used as a display table, but he wanted to use the same design and turn it into a desk. The desk is downright massive! […]