The Pain of Furniture Delivery

I haven’t been the shop much this week due to my travels to South Carolina to make a delivery. To pack and load furniture for a lengthy trip can wear a guy out. A guy needs time to unwind and relax. If it wasn’t for the “fun in the sun”, great food in the evenings and good friends to make it all top tier, I’m not sure I would have made the trip.

To keep this post woodworking related I have loaded up a few photos of the walnut secretary that I delivered, but if you want to see what it really takes to unwind after a painful delivery, check out the quick video below. Life is tough!

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12 thoughts on “The Pain of Furniture Delivery

  1. Glen, that secretary is stunning-you do fantastic work!

  2. Yup, feelin’ your pain. Beautiful piece. Congratulations.

  3. A true master at work.Thanks for shareing Glen.

  4. R&R well deserved. Beautiful piece of furniture.

  5. Stunning. Great color – well, all of it is great. My wife wants to know how long it took you to build it.

    1. Jeff,
      Normally I could tell you an approximate number of hours, but with this piece cannot. I built a few pieces while this was under construction, so it sat in the shop without anything happening for days on end. Sorry. You’ll have to have your wife keep track as you build your version.

  6. Beautiful piece Glen. What are those three holes in the top section’s backboard for?

    1. Paul,
      That area houses a TV so the holes are for cord access. Also, the open shelf at the center of the interior is for a laptop or Ipad.


  7. Dayummmmm. That is sweet.

    1. Amen to that!

  8. Glen,
    I just found the threads on the secretary build… and I agree its fantastic!
    A few questions on the finish..
    Did you use pore filler on the walnut?
    How many coats of oil (i assume BLO) and top coat?

    and finally… is you back made from walnut or is dyed secondary wood?

    1. Gary, I do not like to use pore filler on my projects. My aim is to keep the finish as clear as possible – filler muddies the look. I apply a single coat of BLO and the number of topcoats varies. If I fill pores, I use extra coats of shellac. I also build my finish until I’m sure I can get a near-level surface. If I had to put a number on it I would say six to seven layers of sprayed topcoat. On this secretary I used walnut boards for the back of the bookcase section, but unfinished poplar for the back of the desk.

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