This desk was injured in transit. A curved leg is more susceptible to damage because of the vertical direction of grain of the wood leaves the curves unsupported and vulnerable to stress breaks. It took a a gaggle of clamps and hard wood dowel to insure to well situated and supported clamping.
WOOD: FINISHING & REPAIR
a.k.a: Pet Shaming #4 Dog Meets Chair
This is Marty. He is a well loved 90 lb German Shepherd who likes to attack a chair every now and then. He won this round.
Luckily, I was able to repair the leg, and did not have to fabricate a whole new one. I did so by inserting a thick cherry wood dowel all the way through the leg, then filling the hairline cracks, and touching out the damage.