|Project by jinkyjock||posted 06-22-2014 03:40 PM||735 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
this is my 1st project post, so please feel free to critique how I have laid out the story of this project.
Three years ago I did a partial loft conversion and kept the off-cuts from the collar ties with the intention of “making something” at a later date.
Since recently joining Lumberjocks, I have renovated my workshop and finally “made something” with the timber from my loft.
I always felt as I was re-cycling the wood it was appropriate that it should go full circle and return to the loft; as a pair of Bedside Tables.
Taking into account the materials I had at my disposal the dimensions were as follows,
Height 575mm x Width 365mm x Depth 365mm.
The wood used was Scots Pine and was well seasoned.
As I had not made a piece of furniture for 7 yrs. I made a conscious decision to stick to traditional methods of construction, as I felt this was an opportunity to get re-acquainted with some hand tools.
All of the main joints are mortise and tenon, apart from the top-rail into the leg which is dovetailed.
This is a pic of the turn-buttons I used to attach top to frame.
After the initial machining I decided to stain the wood as I did not want a new Pine look.
I applied 2 coats of walnut stain, 2 coats of Satin Poly Varnish, and finally 2 coats of furniture wax to give a more aged look, and also because I love the smell of wax.
The chamfered mouldings you see on the sides (outside) act as a runner-kicker system on the inside for the drawers.
The only component not made from my “LOFT” wood are the drawer handles.
These are shaped from some Walnut I had available.
There were some scary knots to contend with and I made up a paste of some Walnut-dust mixed with 2-pack epoxy resin.
This seemed to act as a stop and an excellent dark filler, time will tell.
Thank you for taking the time to have a look, and I would be grateful for any feedback/questions on any of the aspects of my 1st Lumberjocks build.