MK Custom design woodworking-other projects: Italian Desk

18th century italian desk restoration

This was a special commission from my mentor Janusz Zoltowski. The foldout cabinet door, which serves as a writing pad was in poor shape: the left side was hanging by only the veneer, with multiple cracks caused by wood shrinkage running along lengthwise; the edge of one corner was previously poorly restored and the writing pad needed a new surface.
With the maestro's advice and guidance, the writing pad was replaced with leather and accented with gold borders, and the corner and two surfaces were properly glued and restored. Click on any picture to view full size