This cherry writing desk is made from American Cherry; for the side panels, I used ambrosia maple as an accent wood and then repeated that wood for the drawer pulls that are set into walnut pillowed blocks.
For the part of the drawer pulls you grab onto, I deviated from a standard James Krenove straight-dowel drawer pull. I turned the maple on the lathe, creating a slight bulge in the dowel’s center. This created another level of detail and sophistication that only the user would notice as they opened the drawer. When laying out the front apron, I carefully kept all the parts in order so the grain flowed from one drawer front to the next.
Sizes are approximate.