Computer Desk :: 2009
Connestoga College cabinetmaker apprenticeship teaches you to never mix air dried and kiln dried woods. They swell at radically different rates. So the first thing I wanted to do was mix the two.
The top is made with slabs of air dried Ash – the live edge is left on the inside. It expands and contracts in the middle – so the outside edge stays lined up with the black walnut end caps. This table can change size with humidity and still be stable, even though the rest of the structure is kiln dried. All the joinery is mortise and tennon, with walnut shims. No steel dowels are used, it is all wood, and was quite a pleasure to make.