Chippendale Secretary

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Project by smitty1 posted 2162 days ago 2445 views 7 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a busy summer here and as usual time passes faster than we can keep up with but we have been busy in the shop as well as the many outdoor activities.
We started this project as a gift for Christmas to our LOML and since we enjoy building period furniture it fit’s our home interior as well as our endeavors to progress our woodworking techniques.
Since we had several hundred board feet of Cherry in stock we decided on it as the primary lumber with Maple used for Drawers and poplar as secondary structure components. We picked the design of Glen Huey as it fit our capabilities and with plenty of storage to suit those daily writing tasks.
Finishing was done in oil rubbed in several coats and a top coat of Satin Lacquer.
Further details of the construction can be found here-

-- Smitty, Alabama,

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#1 posted 2162 days ago

A nice job.

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#2 posted 2162 days ago

Very great project. Nice masterpiece.
Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 2162 days ago

This is fantastic work, Smitty!

You’ve created a beautiful piece, and your galley work is spectacular.

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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#4 posted 2162 days ago

Sure it’s great, but how did you spend the rest of the day after building it? <g>

Fantastic, Smitty! I hope to be able to produce something even close to this one day.

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

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#5 posted 2162 days ago


-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#6 posted 2162 days ago


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 2162 days ago

That is a fantastic piece of work! Great job.

-- 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 2162 days ago

Very nice secretary. Thanks for sharing Smitty.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 2161 days ago

Very nice , great attention to detail
Great job

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#10 posted 2161 days ago

Great job, I hope to achieve that level of work someday.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#11 posted 2161 days ago

That is a Beautiful Secretary.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 2161 days ago

Beautiful desk.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#13 posted 2161 days ago

Smitty, a beautiful secretary very nicely executed

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#14 posted 2161 days ago

Congratulations on completing a Masterpiece! Just beautifully done. Glenn could not do better himself!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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