|Project by rickf16||posted 2120 days ago||1419 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
A friend of mine opened his own business. I offered to make him a “business warming gift”, ( if there is such a thing). He said he could use a way to display all his literature. After a few tries with SketchUp, I came up with this design. It’s about 44” X 7” X 7 1/2”. He wanted a dark wood to match the rest of the furniture in his office. I stumbles across a piece of Sapele at my local wood store. I think it is quarter sawn because of the ribbon effect running through the grain. At least that’s what I read online. This was my first attempt at finger joints and they turned out pretty good. The finish is two coats of antique oil and hand rubbed. This also the first piece I have designed an my own.
Sapele is very light and will tear out through a planer if you even think about it.
It is also very porous. The bottom is 1/4 thick and when I applied the oil, it bled through to the inside.
Where a mask when sanding. The desert doesn’t have this much dust!!!