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Project by jackd942 posted 02-13-2008 04:29 PM 1369 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my wife’s Kitchen Secretary. I’m not sure if that is exactly right, but that is what I call it. It’s nothing more than a cabinet with some organizational bins with a separate desk. The inspiration came from Norm’s Kitchen Secretary, but I didn’t want a one piece unit. So after sitting down with sketchup and talking with my wife, this is what developed from that. I’ve made a few other projects, but I’ve sure learned a ton while working on this. Thanks for looking—Jack

Edit—Had a question about the desktop and I meant to bring that up in the post so here goes. I made the top out of oak ply with a solid border. But when I was thinking about the design, I wanted something that would stand out a little, so I had the idea to make two individual panels for the top and turn them 45 deg. You can see this in the photo I added. Thanks again—Jack

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri -- http://deltawoodworks.com





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#1 posted 02-13-2008 04:38 PM

That is an outstanding set! I’d like to see a photo of the desk top… it looks like there is something very interesting going on, bit I can’t quite make it out.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-13-2008 04:49 PM

Very cool, I like the cabinet very much.

-- Hope Never fails

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#3 posted 02-13-2008 06:50 PM

very nice, I love the grain orientation in the desk top. very eye appealing.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 02-13-2008 07:45 PM

That is outstanding! I’ll have to make sure the LOML doesn’t see it or I’ll be asking you for some plans! Great Job!

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#5 posted 02-13-2008 08:12 PM

Great job on the set. My wife has been hinting for a one piece unit. But, I bet she would like this design better.

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#6 posted 02-13-2008 08:37 PM

Hi Jack.

This is a very nice project. I like the arched doors on the cabinet and the grain pattern orientation on the table top is a great detail.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#7 posted 02-13-2008 11:14 PM

The table top turned out looking great as did the cabinet.

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

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#8 posted 02-14-2008 01:07 AM

Great job on both Jack. I like the effect on the desktop.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 02-14-2008 01:38 AM

you did alright !

welcome to lj’s

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#10 posted 02-14-2008 04:33 AM

Great job Jack , I like the top and the cabinet

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#11 posted 02-14-2008 01:47 PM

Nice job. It works well as a set.

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#12 posted 12-04-2009 05:53 AM

Nice work, Jack!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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