|The New Yankee Workshop Online: Planter's Desk|
Norm begins his search for low-country furniture projects in Savannah's famed Monterey Square at the home of antique map and print dealers, Virginia and John Duncan. On their veranda, Norm discovers a quintessential piece of the Old South, a planter's desk. Once used by cotton and tobacco farmers for bookkeeping, the desk can function quite well today as a compact, home office. Featuring nicely tapered legs, a hinged desktop, and plenty of shelves, it also has enough room to accommodate a small computer. Back East in The New Yankee Workshop, Norm builds this piece out of recycled pine and finishes it with a new pastel stain to give it a "pickled" look.