For some time now I have wanted a writing style desk for my downstairs living area that I could tilt up to also use as a small drafting desk. I don’t have enough room downstairs for the full size desk and thought a hybrid of the writing desk and drafting table would be a good alternative.
For the basic look I chose a hall table featured in Fine Woodworking. After designing the details I decided to use white oak because….well that is what I had.
The first task and I believe the most fun, was laying out and shaping the legs. I decided to put a slight taper and curve on the legs. After making a template it was time to start shaping. I have had a big fascination lately with hand planes and decided to do all of the work with my planes. It turned out to be a great project, I really enjoyed seeing the legs shape up with only the use of my plane irons.
I have completed all of the legs and have started putting the frame together, which is coming along nicely. I will post more as I make more progress.