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Secretary Desk

comments (2) February 28th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

MWolfe MWolfe, member
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This desk and bookcase has book-matched cherry sides and a solid one piece lid. The Secretary top has two doors with hand blown glass panes
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This desk and bookcase has book-matched cherry sides and a solid one piece lid. The Secretary top has two doors with hand blown glass panes - CLICK TO ENLARGE

This desk and bookcase has book-matched cherry sides and a solid one piece lid. The Secretary top has two doors with hand blown glass panes


This traditional Desk and Bookcase is custom made in solid cherry with Queen Anne and Chippendale influences  This desk interior is custom designed for a client for use with a laptop computer, i pad and other modern electronics while keeping a traditional look. The glass secretary has six hand blown glass panes per door. The muntins and mullions are traditionally made with hand cut miters and mortise and tenon joinery. The finish is aniline dye and shellac. This Desk and Bookcase has a total of about 195 various dovetails and each door has 10 mortise and tenons and 24  mitered joints in the structure and 24 mitered joints in the glass trim.


Design or Plan used: My own design - Secretary Desk

posted in: Reader's Gallery, period interpretation, dovetails, , cherry, desk, bookcase, chippendale, shellac, queen anne, poplar, 18th century, secretary, slant front desk


Comments (2)

MWolfe MWolfe writes: Pat, Thanks so much for the kind words. It is nice to incorporate modern function into a period piece.
Thanks
Posted: 7:09 am on April 16th

barkboy barkboy writes: truly an exquisite piece. and with the joinery description, a labor of love and hopefully with client incentive!!!!!
-great to be able to include the options of technology for greater function.

Pat A
Posted: 2:30 pm on March 12th

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