Ania needed a desk that would not only meet her practical needs as a work-from-home professional, but also reflect her personal style and aesthetic. With her requirements in mind, we set to work crafting a design that would exceed her expectations.
Sleek, Modern Design
From the first sketch, we knew that Ania’s Desk was going to be a special piece. It features a clean, tapered leg design, a beveled desktop, and an inset brass drawer pulls (update, Ania decided to go with cherry drawer pulls), all of which give the desk a sleek and modern look. The desk is adjustable in length, (a simple approach) is achieved by placing the desktop on top of the cabinet.
Ample Storage and Traditional Craftsmanship
The cabinet provides ample storage space for all your work essentials, keeping your workspace organized and clutter-free. Every aspect of Ania’s Desk has been carefully crafted with traditional joinery techniques, including expertly crafted dovetailed drawers for added durability.
The Natural Beauty of Solid Cherry
But the real magic of Ania’s Desk lies in the hand-rubbed oil finish that brings out the natural rich and warm tones of the solid cherry wood. This finish is a penetrating finish that is applied in multiple coats and rubbed into the wood to provide deep protection and bring out the best in the cherry. Extra attention was paid to the the sap wood and toning it to have a consistent color throughout.
Ania’s desk was not only meant to be a stylish and inspiring addition to her workspace, but also one that would stand the test of time. She desired a piece that was both beautiful and built to last for many years to come. So we built her a desk using time-tested techniques and the finest materials. The desktop, made of solid cherry wood, is supported by a traditional web frame, ensuring it can withstand daily use. We also reinforced and glued the miters, taking care to account for seasonal wood movement, so Ania’s desk will stay sturdy for years to come.
Ania’s vision for her desk included minimal hardware, allowing the beauty of the wood and craftsmanship to take center stage. In order to achieve this, we had to get creative in our design and construction. We opted for traditional wooden runners and stops for the drawers instead of full extension drawer slides. Even the drawer pulls were carefully selected and crafted from cherry wood to blend seamlessly with the desk. The result is a desk that is not only visually stunning but also functional without relying on modern hardware.