First Project for 2008

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Blog entry by jackd942 posted 01-15-2008 05:22 PM 640 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first project for 2008…It is a kitchen secretary. At least I call it a secretary. The desk is going to be separate from the main cabinet, but I saw one similar in a photo and liked it. We needed a small space to do things (pay bills/write grocery lists/do taxes/etc.) so I decided this would be a very useful project. It consists of two pieces…First an upper cabinet with glass doors that has a lower portion with “cubbies” for sorting mail/papers. Second a small desk slightly wider than the cabinet underneath. Both will be made from oak/oak ply and attached to the wall. I have been working on this for a few days already, so I’m just going to post what pics I have so far and then keep the series going from there. —Jack


Starting out…the carcass


Attaching dividers to form the “cubbies”.

Back and Shelf Pins

Attaching the back and drilling the shelf pin holes

Face Frame

Completed unattached face frame.

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#1 posted 01-15-2008 05:59 PM

Looks like you’ve made a good start on it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-15-2008 06:35 PM

I love “cubbies”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-15-2008 06:55 PM

Great start!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 01-15-2008 06:59 PM

Good start. Keep it going.

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#5 posted 01-15-2008 07:46 PM

Nice project. Thanks for sharing. Just seeing other projects in the works get the sawdust flowing in my veins. Seeing other works is an inspiration to us all and creates an incentive to get in the shop and MAKE SOME DUST!!!!.

Keep us posted on the progress.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 01-15-2008 07:56 PM

Good start, I look forward to waching the progress.

-- Hope Never fails

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