I recently finished a writing / drafting desk in maple (from a James Krenov design) and an ash chair in the spirit of the Giò Ponti Superleggera. The seat is weaved by hand and takes a lot of time and material. More pictures on my professional website at www.atelier-desvallees.com
My customers had this old table top in walnut. They asked me to design a new base for it. After a few drawings, we settled on an oval base. I made this 1/4 scale model:
After we were satisfied with the design, I went ahead with the curved apron in laminated walnut: Then I cut mortises and tenons, shaped the feet with the bandsaw, then cleaned them up with rasp and drawknife. Next step is the glue-up, then finishing etc.
This was indeed a major glue-up. I used almost all my clamps. Notice the gluing blocks, to ensure pressure at right-angle to the miter. These are sawn-off after the glue has set, then the surface is planed and cleaned. Next come the drawers, two of which are mounted on knife hinges to pivot towards the outside.
I have almost finished this desk for a customer, this time in oak. I chose to do hidden miter dovetails instead of biscuits. It requires more work, but I know for sure it will never open. The glue-up should be interesting.
The panel under the drawers is assembled with sliding dovetails at the front and back. Only the one at the front is glued, to allow for seasonal expansion of the top.
I just finished this cabinet in cherry. It is already full of woodworking books and others. The wood is from a large cherry tree I felled 3 years ago. I got very nice planks for the top. The design is copied from a Seth Janofsky design, in a Krenov book (With Wakened Hands), except I used shoji paper for the doors instead of cedar.
I just finished this desk in Elm for a friend. I bought the wood in Italy, it has a wonderful color and grain. Since the boards were 8cm thick (more than 3 inches), it took me a lot of work to resaw and bring to thickness.
It is composed of a table, and a chest of drawers. The table top has 2 parts joined at a right angle with a miter, reinforced with butterfly keys.
The chest has 4 drawers of progressive heights, assembled with dovetails. The back of the chest and the drawer bottoms are cedar.