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Category: Desks and Bookcases
Maker: Lauchle, Jerry
Contact: Penn State Professor Emeritus
1257 Longfellow Lane
State College, PA 16803
Land: (814) 237-7535
Cell: (814) 404-6955
Email: Website:
Dimensions: Dimensions: 34"H X 42" W X 18"D
Description:Primary wood: Peruvian Mahogany
Secondary woods: Bass, Maple

This Peruvian mahogany desk is my own design that utilizes many classic elements of the Chippendale style: ball & claw feet, acanthus leaf carvings on the knees, and the fan on the gallery door.

The finish is Minwax red mahogany stain followed by Constantine’s red mahogany paste wood filler. I then sprayed the surfaces with nitrocellulose lacquer sanding sealer and top-coated with about six coats of satin lacquer. A final rubout of the finish was with 600 grit wet-dry paper lubricated with turpentine. This was followed by a paste wax.