No doors, drawers, or even side, the "pedestal desk" is just that, two open cherry and oak cabinets with open shelves each, connected. Sitting proudly atop my creation is a beautiful Figured Maple slab measuring approximately 40 by 60 inches. The desk will be used as a busy work station for a professional couple, who do a lot of computer work from home.
The interest is created by the contrast of a dark brown fine cherry base with clear maple shelves, with a clear Figured Maple inch and half inch thick top. All base joinery is traditional mortise and tenon except for the two aprons that connect each cabinet. To make life a bit easier, the final assembly will take place in place, using breakdown hardware, allowing for ease of movement in the future. It will disassemble into two 38 x 16 inch pieces, with a flat 40 by 60 top, making for easy transport.
UPDATE MAY 11
Customer loved it. I'll be building a book case for their office next.