secretary desk

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Project by kimosawboy posted 12-28-2013 04:53 PM 1028 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I managed to finish this just in time for Xmas….a gift for the wife.
All of the woods with the exception of the writing surface and the rear of the carcass(doorskin ply) were cut/dried and milled by myself. Woods are fir, cedar and maple.
I made one major boo boo on the raised panel on the front, I beveled the wrong side of the of the maple panel , this took me hours to fix as I only had about an 1/8th to work with and I had to rebuild/glue wood back in place so I could work with the other side. I also ran out of dowels at 11:30 pm, so I resorted to pencils as shown in the last pic(I thought they were OK as it is a writing desk.
The wife likes the fruitwood stain so the whole was done in that and then some watco oil was applied.
Comment welcome.
thanks for looking.
G Vavra

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 06:03 PM

A most unique secretary,geat design and build

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 07:22 PM

Jim, First thanks for your compliment on my cherry rocking chair, I wanted to see some of your stuff and this is my first look… This desk is amazing… So beautiful!

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 08:27 PM

Great job. She should love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 08:50 PM

looks great

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Kaleb the Swede

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 04:09 AM

Wow! Beautiful work, and that you also did all the processing of the wood takes it to a new level. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#6 posted 12-29-2013 08:07 AM

A beautifully made and finished piece of furniture….excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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