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Joined to sides with half-blind dovetails

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

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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

Подпись: Layered base molding Подпись: bracket feet Glued to molding Подпись: 3 ottom Joined to sides with half-blind dovetails Подпись: 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

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Подпись: Drawer bottom Fits into grooves in ■— front, back, and sides

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he 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 fall – front 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.

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Attached to bookcase with wood buttons

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 pane!

Back panei

Tits into rabbets cut along back edges of carcase panels

Front facing rail

ANATOMY OF A QUEEN ANNE SECRETARY

Frovides base for molding; joined to sides with plate joints

PIGEONHOLE

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Drawer support

Fits into dadoes cut across dividers

Drawer

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

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BUREAU: Fall Front

1 Molding frame back

%

2

30

2 Drawer supports

%

8%

9%

1 Panel

%

10/4

29%

2 Molding frame sides

%

2

17%

6 Arches

Ч2

1%

3%4

2 Rails

%

2K

14

6 Bracket feet

%

3

8

3 Drawer fronts

Ч2

3

8%

2 Stiles

%

33^

BUREAU: Deep Drawers

3 Drawer backs

Ч2

3

8

BUREAU: Carcase

4 Upper front and back

%

4%

15%

6 Drawer sides

Ч2

3

8%

2 Sides

%

17%

38

4 Upper sides

%

4%

17

3 Bottoms

Ч2

8

8

1 Top

%

10%

33%

2 Upper false fronts

%

5

15%

BOOKCASE: Carcase

1 Bottom

%

17%

3316

2 Upper drawer bottoms

%

15

16%

2 Sides

3A

8%

35%

1 Back Panel

і

32%

37%

2 Middle front and back

%

5%

32%

1 Top

3A

11%

38

1 Writing surface

%

17%

32%

2 Middle sides

3A

5%

17

1 Bottom

3A

8%

32%

2 Lopers

3A

33A

17

1 Middle false front

%

6

32%

1 Front facing rail

3A

3%

33

2 Loper housings

%

33A

17

2 Lower front and back

%

6%

323Ib

1 Back rail

3A

3

31%

6 Dust frame stiles

%

2

32%

2 Lower sides

3A

6%

17

1 Bottom Rail

3A

2

31%

6 Dust frame rails

%

2

13%

1 Lower false front

3A

7

33%

1 Molding frame front

3A

2

36%

1 Cross rail

%

4

13%

2 Drawer bottoms

%

31%

16%

2 Molding frame sides

3A

2

11

1 Drawer divider

3A

2

15%

BUREAU: Shallow Drawer

1 Molding front (built up)

1A

1%

35%

1 Muntin

%

2

5

2 Front and back

3A

3’%6

29%

2 Molding sides

1%

1%

10%

BUREAU: Base

2 Sides

%

3%

17

1 Back panel

%

29%

32%

1 Molding front

3A

%

35%

1 False front

%

3%

29%

BOOKCASE: Doors

2 Molding sides

3A

%

18%

1 Drawer bottom

%

28%

16%

4 Stiles

3A

2

31%

1 Molding base front

%

3

35%

BUREAU: Pigeonhole Unit

4 Rails

%

2

12%

2 Molding base sides

3A

3

19%

2 Top and bottom

%

8%

32%

1 Glass-stop molding

%

/

192

1 Molding frame front

A

2

34

8 Dividers and sides

%

8%

10%

2 Glass panes

%

125Аб

27%