Materials: Curly Maple, Hard Maple, Cherry, Maple PW
This client had previously had me make cabinets with curly maple doors, and liked the material so much that she specified it for this cantilevered desk. Making a structure both light and rigid enough to project from a wall unsupported by legs while incorporating drawers and dealing with wood movement presented a number of interesting technical challenges. I don't think I drew a completely relaxed breath until it was successfully fastened to her wall and proved itself able to take weight without deflecting. The final effect is clean, modern, and a bit magical.