First a broken mahogany desk with no drawers or back splash to repair, then a table to match. The only difference between the two, the desk has a one inch thick, veneer top. The table was to have a one and a half inch thick top of solid mahogany!
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Here is the desk as we received it in need of repair. In addition to the obvious, there was a broken leg at the skirt and some loose glue joints.
After completion it was decided to build a matching table for additional work space.
The following pictures show some of the steps we took to build the table.
The mahogany boards ready to cut, plane and laminate together.
The top glued up.
Legs made to same dimensions and taper as the desk. They also have the same detail at the bottom for the brass plates to be applied later.
Assembly of the skirt, leg braces and corner blocks added for strength.
Staining involved mixing dark red mahogany and some black stains for deep colors to match the desk.
The desk also was finished with linseed oil and the table needed the same treatment. Here it is outside on a drying rack to soak in the first coat. The other 4 coats of oil were rubbed on to a light luster and allowed to dry several days between coats.
Finally the dry table was waxed with bee's wax to finish sealing and protecting.
The brass caps were added to the legs and the legs attached to the corner blocks with wing nuts and it was ready to deliver.
In the home and with the desk.