Anatomy Of A Queen Anne Secretary

Anatomy Secretary Furniture

Bottom

Joined to sides with half-blind dovetails

Drawer bottom

Fits into grooves in front, back, and sides

Anatomy Drawer

False front

Glued to drawer front

Front

Back panel

Fits into rabbets cut along back edges of carcase panels

Drawer divider

Assembled and fixed to dust frame below with plate joints

Leather inlay

Side

Joined to top and bottom with halfblind dovetails

Loper (page 115)

Supports fall-front when in down position. Dowel glued Into inside face slides In slot in loper housing; piece joined to front end with sliding dovetail conceals end grain

Loper housing

Features slot that guides loper; top edge fits into groove in underside of drawer section top

Base

(page 123)

Bottom

Joined to sides with half-blind dovetails

Layered base molding

Bracket feet

Glued to molding

Fall-front (page 122)

Hinged to top of drawer section; serves as writing surface in down position. Outside face is veneered; inside face features leather inlay

False front

Glued to drawer front

DESK UNIT (page 109)

Joined to sides with half-blind dovetails

Drawer bottom

Fits into grooves in front, back, and sides

Front

Top of drawer section

Front edge is hinged to fall-front; ends fit into groove in carcase sides

Dust frame (page 112)

Supports drawer. Assembled with plate joints; side pieces fit into grooves in carcase sides

The major components of the Queen Anne secretary are shown in exploded form in this section. The most elaborate part—the desk unit (page 106)—is essentially a carcase with drawers, a fallfront and an opening for the pigeonhole unit. All the corner joints for the carcase, the bookcase, and the drawers are dovetailed. The drawers are supported by dust frames attached to the sides. To allow for wood movement as a result of changes in humidity, the frames are glued to the sides only near the front; screws driven through elongated holes reinforce this connection. The fall-front is fixed to the unit with butt hinges. To ease the strain on the hinges when the fall-front is let down, a pair of boards, called lopers, slide out to provide support.

The bookcase (below) is another solid-panel carcase with shelves, a back panel, and crown molding. The shelves are fully adjustable; they sit on pins that can be inserted at any height in the sides. The glass doors that grace the bookcase and protect its contents are hinged to the side panels.

The pigeonhole unit (page 108) is a smaller carcase with three drawers and a series of vertical dividers. The unit rests atop the drawer section of the desk, with strips of molding concealing the gap between the two.

BOOKCASE (page 130)

Layered crown molding (page 134)

Back rail

Tenons at ends fit into mortises in sides. Face is grooved to accommodate wood buttons for top; bottom edge is rabbeted for back panel

Back paneI

Fits into rabbets cut along back edges of carcase panels

Front facing rail

Provides base for molding; joined to sides with plate joints

Shelf support

Fits into sleeve inserted in hole drilled in side panel

Bottom

Joined to sides with half-blind dovetails

Glass

Rail

Tenons at ends fit into stWe mortises

Glass-stop molding

Secures glass to door frame

BOOKCASE (page 130)

Attached to bookcase with wood buttons

Side

Joined to bottom with half-blind dovetails Bottom rail

Glued to back edge of bottom panel; top edge is rabbeted for back pane!

Bottom

Joined to sides with half-blind dovetails

Glass

Rail

Tenons at ends fit into stWe mortises

Layered crown molding (page 134)

Back rail

Tenons at ends fit into mortises in sides. Face is grooved to accommodate wood buttons for top; bottom edge is rabbeted for back panel

Back paneI

Fits into rabbets cut along back edges of carcase panels

Front facing rail

Provides base for molding; joined to sides with plate joints

Shelf support

Fits into sleeve inserted in hole drilled in side panel

BOOKCASE GLASS DOOR (page 135)

Glass-stop molding

Secures glass to door frame

Ends are rabbeted to

Arch

Glued to dividers and top

CUTTING LIST

Drawer

Assembled with rabbets at front and dadoes at back; bottom panel fits into grooves in front, back and sides

Arch

Glued to dividers and top

Drawer support fits into dadoes cut across dividers accommodate sides; dadoes in bottom face sized for dividers

PIGEONHOLE UNIT

(page 119)

Ends are rabbeted to

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BUREAU: Fall Front

1 Molding frame back

%

2

30

2 Drawer supports

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m

9 Vi

1 Panel

%

to1/«

29%

2 Molding frame sides

3/4

2

ITA

6 Arches

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l'A

3'A

2 Rails

%

2K

14

6 Bracket feet

3A

3

8

3 Drawer fronts

'/2

3

8%

2 Stiles

%

2K

331é

BUREAU: Deep Drawers

3 Drawer backs

Va

3

8

BUREAU: Carcase

4 Upper front and back

%

4%

15%

6 Drawer sides

Va

3

8%

2 Sides

%

175*

38

4 Upper sides

3A

4%

17

3 Bottoms

Vz

8

8

1 Top

%

10%

33%

2 Upper false fronts

3A

5

WA

BOOKCASE: Carcase

1 Bottom

%

171*

33%

2 Upper drawer bottoms

14

15

16 'A

2 Sides

3A

8%

35/4

1 Back Panel

'A

32%

37%

2 Middle front and back

3A

5%

323A

1 Top

3A

113A

38

1 Writing surface

%

17 %

32%

2 Middle sides

3A

5%

17

1 Bottom

3A

8%

32%

2 Lopers

%

33A

17

1 Middle false front

3A

6

3214

1 Front facing rail

3A

3 Vi

33

2 Loper housings

%

3%

17

2 Lower front and back

3A

6%

32%

1 Back rail

3A

3

311*

6 Dust frame stiles

3A

2

32%

2 Lower sides

3A

615/ie

17

1 Bottom Rail

y4

2

3VA

6 Dust frame rails

%

2

131/

1 Lower false front

3A

7

33%

1 Molding frame front

3A

2

36%

1 Cross rail

%

4

13/4

2 Drawer bottoms

%

31!A

16 'A

2 Molding frame sides

3A

2

11

1 Drawer divider

%

2

15X

BUREAU: Shallow Drawer

1 Molding front (built up)

VA

l'A

35%

1 Muntin

%

2

5

2 Front and back

3A

3"/Î6

29'A

2 Molding sides

VA

l'A

10%

BUREAU: Base

2 Sides

3A

3%

17

1 Back panel

1i

29'A

323/4

1 Molding front

3A

7A

35%

1 False front

3A

33/4

29/4

BOOKCASE: Doors

2 Molding sides

3A

7A

18%

1 Drawer bottom

%

28%

16 Vi

4 Stiles

3A

2

31%

1 Molding base front

3A

3

35V*

BUREAU: Pigeonhole Unit

4 Rails

3A

2

12 'A

2 Molding base sides

%

3

19%

2 Top and bottom

'A

8VÎ

321i

1 Glass-stop molding

Va

Vi

192

1 Molding frame front

3a

2

34

8 Dividers and sides

'A

m

10%

2 Glass panes

%

125/e

27%

A plate joiner cuts a slot in the stile of a dust frame; a stop block clamped in place holds the workpiece square to the tool. A wood biscuit and glue will be added to the semicircular cut and then fitted into a mating slot in a rail. Quick and easy to make, the resulting joint will be strong and invisible, enabling the frame to support a drawer.

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