One of the more specific and delightful challenges that Jonathan enjoys in his work is the design and crafting of fine woodworking desks. Besides all the graceful basic proportions of his beloved table forms, the designer gets to play with the elements of storage an often, moving parts. A delicious little challenge for a designer craftsman like Jonathan.
Shown in imbuya with ebony inlay;
60″ x 26″ x 29.5″
Designed for people who like to write or draw on a canted surface. The right side (or left if you prefer), can also be raised to level for a complete flat surface. Asymmetrically curved drawer, hand dovetailed.
Shown in spalted maple, hardrock maple and ebony;
44″ x 24″ x 52″
An intimate place to write/think. A soft concave curve in the front to invite one to cozy up to the desk. One of the pieces from this series made from a very rare spalted maple tree. There is still a bit of this wood available in my studio.
Shown in bubinga, rosewood and lacquered maple; 50″ x 26″ x 36″.
The lacquering is tricky and pretty and expensive. Another version is to leave the legs the natural maple. Designed as a small personal writing desk.
Shown in bubinga with ebony handles;
56″ x 26″ x 42″.
Has four secret compartments and carved pen storage in middle drawer; they are hand dovetailed. Legs are bent laminated.