Classic Desk

Below are pictures a Classic Pedestal Desk of my own design. Built for a small office, this desk features a single drawer pull pedestal. The piece is solid Quarter Sawn White Oak, including the 3/8" thick panels that make up the frame and panel construction. All of the carcase joinery is mortise and tenon with the floating panels dadoed into the legs.
The piece measures 50" wide by 28" deep by 30" tall. The drawers are on full extension Accuride slides. The finish is blonde Paddylac shellac applied with a brush.
Here is a view while still in the shop, before the top was completed. Note the appearance of the three drawer array in the pedestal. Yes, that is my messy shop in the background.
Here you can see that the three drawers are actually only two, the lower one being a hanging file drawer. The illusion holds even when viewed very closely. The drawers are dovetailed front and back. The center drawer is functional as well.