Finally, I am getting around to making this matching mirror frame for Kayln’s bedroom. This frame matches the eight drawer dresser and the two nightstands I made for her this past year and this last Spring. This frame, like the other pieces, are made from primarily hard maple and accents with cherry hardwood. Yesterday I milled the lumber and ripped them to length and widths. Today I finished cutting the grooves and then began cutting the tongues that will fit into those groove...
How this promise of a captain’s bed came about was almost an accident. My bride-to-be is used to having a large bed, California King, to be exact. All I had was a paltry queen-sized mattress on a relatively low frame. She commented that I probably stuck out over both ends when I slept (I’m 6’ 4”), and I had to agree with her. She also did not (understandably) want to share a bed with me that I had shared with my last (deceased) wife. So, I went and bought a Cal-Ki...
I am working on this for a gift for our granddaughter. The design may change a bit. I want the design to have gentle curves that will create dramatic shadows to provide interest as your eye moves around the mirror. In the second video I am working on the top part of the mirror. I’m tossing around ideas in my head of which wood to use, maybe some of the rescued mahogany, shedua or walnut. Sydney Part 1 https://youtu.be/wtXfl5eHGlE Sydney Part 2 https://youtu.be/4NCQjfWLk_I
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Sorry for dropping this project blog. Life got busy and I wasn’t able to keep posting blog entries here on LumberJocks, but here are the highlights from the posts on my personal site. It’s done! :D I had a few delays I paused the project to figure out a finishing formula Quadrilinear Legs, Bookmatched Panels, Arcs, Frame & Panel Progress Made my own scratch stock Ran into trouble resawing for a bookmatched bench lid Another delay Scratch beading, floor ...
So I was one of the winners on the HomeRefurbers site in the “Mirror Mirror Challenge” with a “Non-Mirrored” medicine cabinet entrée. But best of all Karson offered to donate one of his beautiful boxes for the winners. And now 1 year later, TADA, here is the box. Personally signed by Karson. Karson wrote: Here is the Zebra Box that you won in the Mirror, Mirror Challenge. The Challenge for me was getting it shipped on time. I failed miser...
Oil gilding is supposed to be easier than the water gilding but go figure I am less comfortable and good with it Your surface needs to be dried and totally sealed, shellac is good for that Size is applied as nice and thin as possible, also a very even layer even in the recess but be sure there is some in those bloody recess. The size have a different working time.On that project I used a slow size which requires an 12 hours drying period prior to gilding. I put it late in the evenin...
So a couple of months ago is started this project. It ended up in the corner of my shop as time did not allow me to move forward with it. I saw it yesterday and decided to get it moving again. I just needed something really simple for my bathroom. So here is the progress I’ve made. I used some old scraps of plywood, poplar and pine to put it together using pocket screws. I had some mouldings sitting around that i use on the top. It’s only got primer on it now so I still have so...
Here is my process for cutting the inlay shown on Glen Huey’s mirror frame. First I used a 2-1/8” forstner bit to cut a hole for the template. The template is made from 1/4” mdf core plywood, and a couple 2” wide strips of mdf on the underside. The underside of the jig is shown here. The mdf strips trap the 3-1/2” workpiece, and center the hole. My walnut stock was less than 3-1/2” wide, so I wedged it in place. Here is the jig and the route...
I am a co-chair for the Members Gallery at this year’s Furniture Society Conference. All Furniture Society members are invited to submit to the Members Gallery. Design, Community & Sublime Conference will be held at Maine College of Art from June 14-16,2012 in Portland Maine. The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to show one’s work to your peers and other conference attendees. We encourage all Society members to participate. There is no fee to submit to Members Galle...
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