|Project by longgone||posted 08-19-2014 11:10 PM||1579 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
I had a nice piece of quilted maple that I got a while back and had been saving it for that special project. I have a very difficult time finding such nice wood like this and the local lumberyards never carry it. I found this at a Houston lumberyard at my last Houston trip
I finally made this box yesterday and had the intention of sculpting and carving it with the style I enjoy doing so much. I had a couple of scraps left over and decided to do some experimental sculpting on them before having a go at the box…and I am glad I did…! Sculpting into different woods can give a completely different look to their grain…and the quilted maple scrap completely changed its unique grain after the test.
anyhoo…here is the end result that I came up with instead of sculpting. I am disappointed that I didn’t get to sculpt this piece but I sure didn’t want to mess up such a nice board.
This was difficult to photograph for some reason…the photos do not capture the grain as it looks in person. There is something I need to do differently to improve the photo realism quality.
The finish is 7 coats of lacquer and the bottom is lined with an awesome piece of very old tan leather.