Add a gallery to a desk
Chris Becksvoort shows you how to build a gallery that's full of functionality and eye-catching details
Synopsis: Add customized storage to a desk with a gallery of shelves, drawers, doors, and compartments. Chris Becksvoort shows you how to make the gallery case, add the sections, and fit it perfectly inside your desk. Also included is a look at some of the extras he adds to his desk galleries—drawers, doors, and secret spaces.
A slant-top desk is a classic and beautiful piece of furniture. Adding a gallery elevates the desk into a customized storage center with shelves, tiny drawers for pens and stamps, larger drawers for stationery, plus doors and secret compartments. Fitting the gallery case into a slant-top desk can be a challenge. Usually made of thin stock, it needs to slide into place without buckling, yet be tight on all sides. In this article I focus on building and fitting the gallery case and its dividers. While you may see desks with visible galleries,…