This is a solid table made from hardwoods. The top is made with ash, the base is built from the hardest of red oaks. The entire desk is constructed with mortise and tenon joinery. This is an original item, custom built from my design. To make certain this table remains sturdy and strong, oak pegs and PBA glue were used to lock the tenons in place. The finish is a natural finish, made from our very own homemade mixture. It leaves a slight satin sheen, but clearly displays the beauty of this ash top and the wildness of the grain on the red oak frame.
This is the type of desk you buy to keep in your family for generations, passing it on along with the stories and memories that were created with it.
The mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join planks of wood, mainly when the adjoining pieces that connect at an angle of 90°. In its basic form it is both simple and strong. Although there are many joint variations, the basic mortise and tenon comprises two components: the mortise hole and the tenon tongue. The tenon, formed on the end of a member, is inserted into a square or rectangular hole cut into the corresponding member. The tenon is cut to fit the mortise hole exactly and usually has shoulders that seat when the joint fully enters the mortise hole. The joint may be glued, pinned, or wedged to lock it in place.
48"l x 20"d x 31"h