Installing a Desk Gallery
Using dadoes and V-grooves, the parts simply slide into place.
Synopsis: A gallery is an attractive way to use space efficiently when building a desk or secretary of any style. Lonnie Bird shares his method for installing one that relies on dadoes and V-grooves in this continuation of articles on how to build a reproduction 18th-century Pennsylvania secretary. Though it has an intricate appearance, it is simple to construct. In the article, he also describes how to make and use templates for many of the parts. Included is a detailed project plan of the desk gallery from his three-part series.
Whether you’re building an 18th-century secretary, an Arts and Crafts desk or a wholly new contemporary version, a gallery is an attractive way to use space efficiently. I’ve developed a method for installing a gallery that relies on dadoes and V-grooves. To explain this process, I’ll walk you through the installation of a gallery on the 18th-century secretary featured in…