Wood desk This table looks best when finished in quarter-sawed oak, although any of the opposite furniture woods will be used if desired. If the fabric is ordered from the mill move length, squared and sanded, much of the hard labor will be avoided. Order the subsequent pieces: • 4 legs, 2 by 2 by 30-1/4 in., S-4-S. • 1 top, 1-1/8 by 30 by 42 in., S-4-S. • 2 end pieces, 3/4 by 17-1/8 by 29 in., S-2-S. • 2 top rails, 7/8 by 2 by 37 in., S-4-S. • 2 top rails, 7/8 by 2 by 25-1/2 in., S-4-S. • 1 lower brace, 3/4 by 2 by 32 in., S-4-S. • 4 shelves, 3/4 by 7 by 29 in., S-4-S. • 8 slats, 1/4 by 1-1/8 by 17-1/8 in., S-4-S. • 2 drawer fronts, 3/4 by 5-3/4 by 25 in., S-4-S. • 4 drawer sides, 3/8 by 3-3/4 by 14 in., soft wood. • 2 drawer ends, 3/8 by 3-3/8 by 24-1/4 in., soft wood. • 2 drawer bottoms, 3/8 by 13-1/4 by 24-1/4 in., soft wood. • 2 drawer supports, 3/4 by 2 by 23-1/2 in., soft wood. • 2 drawer supports, 3/4 by 2 by 25 in., soft wood. wood desk Start work on the legs of this wood desk by beveling the tops and squaring them up, and laying out the mortises for the shelves as shown in section BB. Care should be taken to induce the legs mortised in pairs and every one cut the identical height. this can be best done by placing the four legs side by side with the ends square, and so laying out the mortises across all four directly with a try-square. The woodworking wood desk top is formed of several boards, which are doweled and glued together. use caution to urge the most effective side of every cover and have the joints a decent fit. The corners should be cut out for the posts as shown. The posts are to be fastened to the board by means of screws. The holes are often counterbored for the heads and so plugged. the highest rails also are fastened to the highest board by means of screws. The end pieces can now be made. Two or more boards will should be glued together for these. the highest corners will should be move fit about the highest rails. Cleats will be employed in fastening them to the highest board. The shelves even have the corners move fit into the mortises within the posts. they’re held to the top boards by means of screws. If the parts all fit perfectly square and tight, they will be glued and screwed together, which can complete the table apart from the slats and drawers. The slats are often fastened on with nails, then the heads covered with fancy nails which may be secured for this purpose. The drawer supports can now be put in. they’re screwed to the tip boards as shown. A bottom brace should be fastened under the lower shelves to assist steady the table. the 2 drawers are made as shown within the detail sketch. No handles are needed because the lower fringe of the front board may be used for pulling them out. When the wood desk is complete it should be carefully gone over with fine sandpaper and every one rough spots removed. Scrape the glue from about the joints as finish won’t take where there’s any glue. Apply the stain preferred or the one that matches the opposite furniture. this may be any of the various stains supplied by the trade for this purpose.