I recently built this solid African Mahogany desk for my Brother in-law. I started with 88 board feet of rough sawn African Mahogany (Khaya) and ended up with a beautiful desk. The desk has three drawers, and comes apart in three pieces to be moved. I finished the desk with multiple coats of teak oil, to enhance the warm feel of the wood.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I recently aquired a pool table and moved it into our bonus room. Since then I have been thinking about how to turn the room into a pool room with character and functionality. I decided to add wainscoting around the room and a built in shelving unit for a television. I chose vertical grain doug fir as the wood species to keep a
northwest theme. I then started laying out the room on paper with a "to-scale" drawing. I was able to size and place the built-in where I wanted and make a material list based on my final dimensions. I built the shelving unit first and installed the wainscoting around the room. I also built a small corner table from 3" VG fir set at 39" from the floor to allow for a bar stool seating area. I left the wood natural and used a clear polyurethane to finish the wood. I then painted the upper two thirds of the wall and that completed the room, giving the space a purpose and a real warm feel.