Ellis Secretary

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Project by Philfranklin posted 11-02-2013 02:50 PM 2622 views 28 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my stab at the Stickley Harvey Ellis designed Secretary. No published plans, so found a friend who made one from his own efforts at photos and imagined dimensions. Thanks for the specially made hardware from a hand hammered copper guy too. (That was nickels and dimes….)
The stencil in the center was such an obvious need to me. Completes the focus on the piece.
The piece is quarter sawn red oak, as are all the pieces I build. I edge banded the slabs so that there is quarter sawn on all the front faces.

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#1 posted 11-02-2013 03:01 PM

Love it a fantastic build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 03:12 PM

Outstanding! This is truly a very fine build. Congratulations on creating a very attractive A&C piece.

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#3 posted 11-02-2013 03:34 PM

Wow, I am in awe. Really beautiful work.

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#4 posted 11-02-2013 03:54 PM

This is a very nice piece. Congratulations on a fine job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-02-2013 05:42 PM

This is a lovely piece.
Very well done.
Im not a fan of oak but I am a fan of good woodworking.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#6 posted 11-02-2013 05:45 PM


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#7 posted 11-02-2013 06:05 PM

Phil this is amazing. I love the color, and overall feel of the piece. What is your finishing technique?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 11-02-2013 06:36 PM

Really a desirable piece I love this . Alistair

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#9 posted 11-02-2013 07:09 PM

Very beautiful piece extremely well made.

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#10 posted 11-02-2013 07:28 PM

WOW! Everything is spot on.

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#11 posted 11-02-2013 07:41 PM

Really nicely done and I agree the stencil brings perfect focus to the piece.

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#12 posted 11-02-2013 08:03 PM

looks great

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#13 posted 11-02-2013 09:25 PM

That is very well done. This is A&C done right!

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#14 posted 11-02-2013 10:41 PM

Beautiful and quite functional. To help me guess the scale, can you tell the dimensions of the folding table panel ? Very good hardware too ; was it from Rockler ?

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#15 posted 11-02-2013 10:43 PM

Very nice piece.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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