Felix Nguyen, Jarrah and Beech Computer Desk (Student Awards 2017)

This is my HSC Industrial Technology Major Project, a computer desk made using jarrah and New Zealand beech. I dressed all the rough sawn timber to use, made the bent laminated front leg, lapped dovetails and mortise and tenon joints for the leg and rail assembly. The drawers are dovetailed at the front, housing joints at the back to allow for the replaceable base. The drawer fronts are solid jarrah with the curving shape cut on the bandsaw and tidied up with a spokeshave, some scraping and sanding. The top is attached using buttons. The carcase is rebated together except the top rails that are dominoed at the back and lapped dovetailed in at the front. A face mitred frame covers the joints. I laminated the jarrah and NZ beech into a square section to turn the round legs from. It is finished with three coats of Danish Oil and a beeswax polish. Overall dimensions are approximately 1200 wide x 600 deep x 720 high. Felix Nguyen, Year 12, Macquarie Fields High School. Teacher: Grant Byrne. Photos: Grant Byrne