|Project by longgone||posted 09-18-2014 11:12 PM||1676 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
This is a wall shelf I completed using a piece of Gabon Ebony I have had in my shop for years and I just didn’t know what I wanted to do with it…Originally I planned to use it for knobs and box accents but that never happened… Well, I finally got tired of it just gathering dust and decided upon a shelf.
It is 18” wide and 5 3/4” tall and 4” deep.
I quickly realized it looked entirely too dark and bland with just the ebony so I dug into the scrap bin and pulled out a piece of Marblewood that added a nice accent to the ebony. I also added a 1/4” strip of Marblewood to the shelf front because it needed some spiffing up also.
The ebony is hard to work and sure takes a lot to sand it. As far as beautiful grain goes…it really doesn’t have much and I think I will save what I have left for accents on other work.