Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I built two chairs and added a walnut strip for a little detail in the seat. I will deliver the set this weekend on our next visit north this weekend. I enjoyed building this set. I had built an identical set for our grand daughter about 7 or 8 years ago.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Just completed this commission piece for a client who had made a previous purchase. The box measures 14"w x 9"d x 6 1/2" h and is constructed from soft curly maple, also known as ambrosia maple, and wenge' (wen-gay). The drawer liners are craft foam and worked out surprisingly well. I wanted something different than the traditional felt.
|Shown with the lid and drawers closed, note the shape of the front and rear legs.|
|The curve of the drawer pulls match the curve of the lid handle giving the viewer the impression that there are 3 drawers.|
Monday, August 2, 2010
Now that I have some more time to catch up on projects since I retired 7/1, I finished this chess board I promised my daughter to give her husband as a gift for his birthday.
Overall size is 16" x 16" x 3 1/2".
The board is constructed of wenge' and maple and is set in the frame with clearance for wood movement. There are 2 support rails for the board and I drilled slots in those and mounted the top with screws like a table top. This should allow for wood movement without damage.
The pieces are held in a drawer on both ends of the board. Walnut dividers keep the pieces organized, green felt drawer liners in each.
I applied 2 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal gloss with a coat of wax.