Spotlight / X Desk with Drawers

Submitted by Francoise on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 06:56

Strong, sturdy desk. Dressed ash for the body and a pine project panel for the top at my husband's request. I really enjoyed building this and learned a lot (meaning I also messed up a lot).

I used dressed ash for the legs and drawer front and discovered the difference between nailing in softwoods such as pine and hardwoods such as ash. I was using a nail set to get the nails flush. I ended up making holes when the nail set bounced off the nails (see picture). I learned that if the nailing was going too well, that was because the nail set was making a hole in the wood.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Ash and Pine Project Panel
Finish Used
General® Water-Based Dye Stains, Cinnamon for the legs & Shellac for top
Recommended Skill Level