This is a very simple desk but a very good one. Oak should be used although chestnut will give a good finish if a soft wood is desired. In either case, unless one has the facilities for fuming large pieces of work, the wood should be wet after all parts are glued, sandpapered and scraped. When dry, sandpaper again; then stain and fill before the wax, shellac or varnish is used. The bichromate of potash finish will be very attractive on this piece. The drawer pull is made out of one-eighth inch sheet brass or copper.