Lonnie Bird’s 18th-Century Pennsylvania Secretary
A quick tour of an exquisite, yet functional, desk
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Before he begins work on a piece, Lonnie Bird, period furniture maker, teacher, and author in Dandridge, Tennessee, studies several examples and combines the best design elements to create a piece that’s his own. As you’ll see in this video, the prep work paid off in Bird’s grand reproduction of an 18th-century Pennsylvania secretary, which is made up of more than 100 parts and nearly as many joints.