PORTABLE WRITING DESK
The inspiration came from a Georgian-styled 1800's original.
SHOP OWNER: Chad Boehlke
LOCATION: North Platte, NE
I have been making portable writing desks for about two years. This one is a Georgian style of the late 1700’s and patterned from one I have, which was made about 1810.
I used mahogany for the box with inlay sides of walnut, eucalyptus, and an unknown South American wood. The top of the box consists of a dark grained unknown wood with what I think is butternut from a pallet. To prevent warping, the writing surface is ¼” birch plywood.
The hinges, lock, and gooseneck handles are polished brass. I applied green felt to the writing surface. The dimensions are 24 ½” deep, 16” wide, and 5” tall. To complete the writing desk, I applied a stain followed by a hand rubbed polyurethane finish. This project took approximately four weeks.. . . Chad Boehlke
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