During this seven day class students will use both hand tools and power tools to investigate the period construction methods used in building a Shenandoah Valley of Virginia slant front desk. An extra feature to this desk is its additional 13 secret compartments (a baker’s dozen). This desk was originally constructed in 1798 with mostly traditional Chippendale construction techniques. With additional Federal features (cog beaded drawers, refined dovetails, and an exceptional interior), this will allow students to experience many different styles of construction within one piece of furniture. It has true Chippendale construction including solid dust dividers, Ogee bracket feet and quarter columns. The secret compartments alone would be worth taking this class. Jeff says “If you only take seven classes at Marc Adams this year, this would be the one where you will learn so many different joinery techniques; you won’t be able to keep it a secret.” Your biggest problem will be who will get this desk after you are done with it.