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Secretary’s Desk for the Wife (who is not my secretary)

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Project by JBrow posted 03-09-2016 05:00 PM 851 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Secretary’s Desk, that’s what I call it, is made of Walnut (including the drawer box) and finished with 3 coats of polyurethane. I used TurboCad Pro to develop concept and shop drawings. The wife decided that I have bad taste in furniture design, so after her modifications, I began work. The legs are ¾” x ¾” and the curve pieces were cut with a jigsaw and router templates. It has a single belly drawer on under mount roller guides. It took 3 months to complete and I learned how to un-glue a joint, necessary to correct an otherwise catastrophic mistake I made when assembling the skirt. It was completed in August 2011.





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woodchuckerNJ

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#1 posted 03-09-2016 05:44 PM

Looks really nice, wish you would not have overlit the underneath makes it hard to see some of the detail from light washout.

But it looks good.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 03-09-2016 07:03 PM

Thanks and I agree. I posted a picture from my homeowner’s insurance file. It is good enough for an adjuster in the event of a fire, but does not show the details. I will take addition pics and post in the near future.

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#3 posted 03-09-2016 08:22 PM

So how do they set the Value of a handmade item for Insurance. Very nice desk bye the way.

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#4 posted 03-09-2016 09:08 PM

nice work

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JBrow

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#5 posted 03-10-2016 03:04 AM

Richard,

Well, I will tell the adjuster that I charge $500/hour for my time plus materials. I have no customers, which is fine since I am not good enough or patient enough to deal with demanding customers. I just hope he does not laugh has much as you probably are at the price I put on my labor.

But on the serious side – I do not know. The insurance company can probably be coerced after much effort to just pay the policy limits in the event of a catastrophic fire. I hope that neither you nor I ever have to find out how they value custom made pieces.

Richard & David38,

Thanks.

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observer100

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#6 posted 03-10-2016 02:41 PM

Very nice looking project!

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#7 posted 03-10-2016 02:50 PM

Very nice and a cool design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 03-10-2016 05:52 PM

great looking desk.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 03-10-2016 07:07 PM



Richard,

Well, I will tell the adjuster that I charge $500/hour for my time plus materials. I have no customers, which is fine since I am not good enough or patient enough to deal with demanding customers. I just hope he does not laugh has much as you probably are at the price I put on my labor.

But on the serious side – I do not know. The insurance company can probably be coerced after much effort to just pay the policy limits in the event of a catastrophic fire. I hope that neither you nor I ever have to find out how they value custom made pieces.

Richard & David38,

Thanks.

- JBrow


He might go for $50 and hour . I also hope you never need to use your Fire Insurance .

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