Heirloom Desk

Building an heirloom piece of furniture in this technological age can be quite a challenge, if not an oxymoron. This is especially true for a desk, computers have revolutionized the way we do everyday things. Very little stays the same for long, even computers have evolved dramatically since 'personal computers' first hit the market.

Here then is my effort, an heirloom desk that might and probably will be a relic from the past before very long.

The primary woods are lacewood from Australia and European pearwood and the secondary woods are maple and cypress. The top is panels of lacewood framed in pearwood, with a leathered front panel for writing (by hand) which hinges up to expose a lower shelf designed for a keyboard or laptop. At the back of this shelf are two trinket drawers and an opening that allows for wires at this level. The bottom two drawers of each of the two drawer boxes are actually file drawers and are carried on self-closing slides with hydraulic stops (very trick). The two upper drawers are regular dovetailed and well fit drawers that slide on maple frames in the usual way.

Dimensions: 60"wide, 28"deep and 29"high

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