|Project by BMaloney||posted 02-12-2017 10:24 PM||774 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I’ve always wanted to build a Bonnet Top Secretary, but the ceilings in my house are only 8 foot. I enjoy building Spice Chests, so I figured I would try to build a Bonnet Top Spice Chest. The walnut is all air dried that I got from a local guy that sawed it himself. The drawer front were resawed from an 8/4 piece of quatersawn Tiger Maple. I made the bonnet from 5 layers of veneer to make about 1/8th thickness. Made a couple of jigs and after a couple of implosions made the top with a vacuum bag. I hadn’t turned anything since middle school and have never carved anything. Of course it has a couple of secret compartments. They make the project more fun. I want to thank Charles Neil and his Mastering Woodworking site because that is where I got the idea and inspiration to start building Spice Chests. I think now I will attempt the Secretary. Just scale it down a little so it looks better in my house.