This is the desk I was making for my furniture class. I used soft maple, with a mortise and tenon joint. No hardware is used, all maple and wood glue. I didn't use a stain, just a protectant on the surface called "The Good Stuff". She's a beauty. These pictures are from the photo shoot I had. My teacher had connections with the photographer who takes pictures of the art work at the de Young, so he came in and helped us out. These particular ones are from my camera, however.