Slant front desk/secretary

  • Advertise with us
Project by sawdustdad posted 12-24-2015 03:47 PM 1031 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I discovered some very cool curly cherry in the 1800 bf of walnut and cherry I purchased green from a sawmill some years back. Needing a way to showcase it, I built this desk and then the top section to complete this secretary. As with many of my projects, this one was in Fine Woodworking. I’m not much of a designer, but I can follow a plan pretty well. Carcass is dovetailed as with many of my pieces.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

8 comments so far

View recycle1943's profile


2640 posts in 1861 days

#1 posted 12-24-2015 05:43 PM

Absolutely Beautiful – that curly cherry is outstanding – one day I’ll be able to do something that nice (maybe)

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View WhattheChuck's profile


348 posts in 3799 days

#2 posted 12-24-2015 07:06 PM

Beautiful stuff! Great! My motto re: design is that it takes as long to learn good design as it does to learn how to build nice furniture. That means you can get to the building of pieces you want to keep a whole lot quicker if you realize you don’t know anything about design!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

View Julian's profile


1434 posts in 2929 days

#3 posted 12-24-2015 10:42 PM

Looks great.

-- Julian

View oldrivers's profile


1519 posts in 1805 days

#4 posted 12-25-2015 12:55 AM

Beautiful work, I love the Cherry looks wonderful and good to work with. Great job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View woodcut's profile


194 posts in 2920 days

#5 posted 12-25-2015 01:02 AM

Another great piece !!! Well done !

-- Carl, Iowa

View Pointer's profile


440 posts in 1350 days

#6 posted 12-25-2015 02:35 AM

A very beautiful piece. Do the supports come out as the top comes down? If so, how do you do this?

-- Joe - - There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.

View sawdustdad's profile


367 posts in 1124 days

#7 posted 12-25-2015 03:25 AM

The desk front supports are not automatic. You need to pull them out, then drop the front. That’s the only way it should work!

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 2531 days

#8 posted 12-25-2015 09:26 AM

Very attractive piece, nicely crafted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics