Furniture Project Angled Legs Add Elegance And Grace To This Otherwise Simple Looking Modern Desk
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Build a Modern Desk Photos by Bill Maniotakis (Lead Photo by Barry Blatz); Illustration by Len Churchill INFO: DIFFICULTY - 3/5, LENGTH/TIME - 4/5, COST - 3/5 The design for this modern desk was a collaborative effort between my son Bryan and myself.
His initial description was that he wanted something simple and minimalistic for his small downtown Calgary apartment.Shortly after starting work on this desk, I named it 'Simplicity'.I prepared some 2D drawings to start the discussion and after a number of changes between his vision, the practical building process and joinery restrictions, we agreed on the final design and dimensions.
I began the process with a full-sized drawing of the side profile on 1/4" hardboard to work out the splay angles and joinery technique.I adjusted the leg splay angle from the planned 12° on the drawings to 10°, just because 12° looked to be too much, to my eye.
Milling and prep workAfter milling the walnut and stickering it to acclimate for a few days, I made some 10° blocks that served a number of purposes.I used them on the drill press to drill out the mortises, on the table saw to cut the tenons, and finally as clamping cauls...