Cypress Plantation Secretary

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Project by kkaiser posted 07-12-2011 12:43 AM 1170 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

first real effort, all i had was a tablesaw, and a planer, chisels for mortises and some clamps. Whole lot of handwork, made me want some more specific power tools, Wood is cypress from south Louisiana. used a alcoholed down shellac, didnt want to get too dark. it has its flaws, but most folks cant find them, but i am sure discerning eyes here can. The distortion is from a really wide angle lens, causes some bending

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 01:37 AM

Looks nice. I’ve always liked the way these look. If I was making it for myself I would probably have the doors raised a little bit so I didn’t have to clear the desk to open them – I’m not a clean desk type myself.
Love the color too, looks just great. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chris

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 02:05 AM

hey, thanks,, the desk surface is on a diagonal downward and lifts up, so it clears ok, thought about felt or leather on top, but that was a whole nuther subject that i wasnt able to tackle at the time. the whole thing was looking for just something to do. found some plans on the internet, broken down very clearly as I was able to cipher them.

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 04:15 AM

Very nice looking piece of furniture. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 03:33 PM

First real effort? sheesh. I’m fairly sure my first real effort ended up as sawdust…

Very nice piece!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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