Making a Slant Front Desk by Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers

Slant Front Desk Building Process Video. This Slant Front Desk is Handmade of Solid Cherry with Shell Carved interior Drawers and Hand Cut Dovetail Joinery by Doucette and Wolfe Fine Furniture Makers.
At Doucette and Wolfe we make exceptional furniture using the finest hardwoods available today combined with a meticulous attention to details and overall quality.
The Slant Front Desk is handmade of solid premium grade cherry cut from the same log for color and grain uniformity throughout the entire piece. Exterior details are based on a few Chippendale examples made by John Goddard and John Townsend of Newport Rhode Island in the 18th Century. The desk interior is custom designed to function with modern devices while maintaining rich traditional stylings. Block and shell carved drawers made with hand cut dovetails surround the openings designed for a Notebook Laptop, iPad and other desk necessities. This desk is made with hand cut dovetail joinery throughout. All drawer are made with hand cut dovetail joinery, interior drawer parts are made of quarter sawn poplar for added stability and a clean uniform look. Drawer bottoms are made of solid polar. Finishing touches on this desk include high quality brass hardware and a beautiful, protective hand rubbed finish. Standard size Ht: 42” Wd: 40” dp: 22”.

Master craftsman furniture making and woodworking

phooesnax - April 17, 2015

I could only hope to ever produce something so beautiful!  Nice work.

wortheffort - April 17, 2015

I’m definitely sharing this video. Awesome work.

Paulo Dias - April 17, 2015

You are realy a amazing woodworker .regards

Joe Basement Woodworking & DIY - April 17, 2015

i could watch these videos all day.. works of art!!

    Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers - April 18, 2015

    @Joe Walters Thanks for watching!

    Joe Basement Woodworking & DIY - April 18, 2015

    @Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers I dont ever miss one. &usually watch em again too..:)

Fletcher Handcrafted Guitars - April 17, 2015

Wow, this is just so good. What an absolutely beautiful finished piece.

Freedom ForEver - April 18, 2015

More! More! Fantastic beautiful work. Thanks for the video.

Woodworking Fangirl - April 18, 2015

Great. This is just great.  A desk like this would be my goal. One day I will make one myself, I hope.

Dave Stevens - April 18, 2015

OMG Very fine craftsmanship.

John Cantlin - April 18, 2015

This Desk was commissioned by me as a gift for my mother. It was a long time in coming but well worth the wait. The piece is unbelievably well maid and we are extremely pleased with it.  My compliments to Matt.
John Cantlin
PS – Thanks for making this video!

    Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers - April 24, 2015

    @John Cantlin Thanks, It was a pleasure!

    Florentino Bautista - September 6, 2018

    Good choice. May I ask ,was it expensive?

    Jacob Easton - December 5, 2018

    @Florentino Bautista no you may not ask that. Yes it was expensive.

    Evil Rose - August 7, 2019

    @Florentino Bautista precise expensive? If you count time needed X whatever amount per hour plus materials. Lets just say it takes 80h to make something, times just 10$ per hour, it’s already 800$ with no material cost. And 10$ is dirt cheap, sure not what you pay for such craftsmanship. So is it expensive or is it just fair price? For me it is fair price. Now, consider machine made parts, just glued and polished a little with the same price tag. Do you consider that expensive? I do and i refuse to pay it. Sure, machines and sharp blades for them etc. cost moeny too but you can produce way more in shorter time so this should spread out nicely in terms of turnover. So despite Jacobs answer that it was expensive, i don’t think so. I think it was fairly priced. Hope this helps you look at the prices in a better way.

Matthew Diresta - April 19, 2015

Awesome job. Shot beautifully, beautiful project and some talented musicians! Keep up the l great work my friend.

Joe Basement Woodworking & DIY - June 21, 2015

Love the way u did the dovetails @7:50 maybe one day show ur viewers your hand plane collection. Tell what each one does And how u sharpen them…

Roger Floro - December 21, 2015

Is this in any way a family business? Where did you learn your art? Truly inspiring and motivating!

RJ D - February 15, 2016

That’s the biggest jointer I’ve ever seen in my damn life!

GRUMPZ_51 - May 13, 2016

this may sound odd, but I can almost feel the love for the wood this man is working on…
and as Joe basementwoodworking said, I could watch hours of this…
this is the sign of a master craftsman….working his trade without running off at the mouth….

Johnny Crochet - June 3, 2016

Love the background music. What is it?

Alfredo Isaac - November 8, 2016

I can´t believe my eyes ! This craftsman must be a robot.

Bronco Billy - March 13, 2017

I love to watch the craftsmanship of your work. Thanks for sharing.

4n 2earth - March 22, 2017

The music was awesome! The craftsmanship…SUPERB! Excellent choice and selection of wood. “Cherry”, in fact. Thank you for sharing your gift with is indeed a gift to watch your work.

Paul Clarke - March 31, 2017

you made that look easy great job very interesting cheers chum

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