Etymology[ edit ] The word "desk" originated from the Modern Latin word desca "table to write on", from the mid 14th century. Medieval illustrations show the first pieces of furniture which seem to have been designed and constructed for reading and writing. Before the invention of the movable type printing press in the 15th century, any reader was potentially a writer or publisher or both, since any book or other document had to be copied by hand.
Christian Becksvoort explains how to make a basic leg-and-apron desk basically a table with drawers. This piece has two drawers, but the number and layout can be altered to suit the function of the table. He starts by gluing up the tabletop after arranging the boards for best color and figure regardless of grain orientation.
He talks about cutting and shaping the legs, designing and installing the apron, installing drawer guides, and making the drawers. A dimensioned project plan shows the joinery. To me there are two types of desks: On the other hand, writing desks like the one in the photo on p.
These desks are ideal for the kitchen, dining or work room, or even a regular office, where you are more concerned with having a large, usable work surface than with lots of storage space. The writing desk described in this article is basic leg-and-apron table construction. An advantage of custom-made furniture is that it can be made to fit specific requirements.
I usually make this writing desk with a in. It overhangs the base by 6 in. My desk has two drawers, but the number and layout of drawers can be altered to suit the function of the… Sign up for eletters today and get the latest techniques and how-to from Fine Woodworking, plus special offers.
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The Homestead Rustic Writing Desk with File Drawer by Flexsteel Wynwood Collection at Pilgrim Furniture City in the Hartford, Bridgeport, Connecticut area.
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Insides are unfinished. See accessories section for more file hanging options.
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