Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Updated Secretary Desk


This is another example of "poor man's oak" finish.  This delicate secretary desk is made from a variety of woods but was finished with a painted oak finish for a uniform look.






The hardware had to be replaced as it wasn't giving any support when the front was lowered to use as a desk.


Sanding, sanding and more sanding!


I painted the details of the secretary in a dark blue knowing that the darker colour would "show through" with a light sanding.


The hardware has been replaced including the side hinge, lock and key. I purchased the lock and key from a vintage hardware supplier.  It really is an exact duplicate of the original lock and key. It  does look original to the desk.


I softly distressed the overlay


The front of drawer was just too bland, so we added a wooden overlay. 
It really pops with the dark blue undercoat.


The desk is 52 1/2 inches tall with a width of 30 1/4 inches .  It is 10 1/2 inches wide from back to front. I did paint the letterbox white but have not reinstalled. 

$250.