The construction of this desk is mahogany veneer on pine, with solid mahogany feet and mouldings. I rubbed a series of pine boards together and set them aside to dry. With a veneered chest of drawers, I would normally veneer the carcase after it’s been glued together. However, with the desk, the panels that form the kneehole would be challenging to veneer once assembled, so I deemed it prudent to veneer them prior to cutting the joints.
In for a penny and all that; I veneered the carcase ends and back panels (not in the image below) while I was at it.
What, with Fruit Bun Friday and Chocolate Bunny Sunday upon us once again, progress on the desk is a little slow I’m afraid.