|Project by mileskimball||posted 10-13-2014 01:39 PM||756 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Scored some logs after a storm in Dallas, including the one that yielded this. There were so many different kinds of trees in the pile that I’m not sure which tree this log came from – but I think it was a maple.
Very punky in the middle, so I had to make the hole bigger than I like, but it has a nice balance to it. It’s rounded off completely on the bottom, so I left the bottom wall thickness at about 5/8 inch to give it some ballast. It sits very nicely.
The finish is tried-and-true shellac (three coats) plus paste wax. This gives it a nice satin sheen (I hate the plastic look!).
The hat is for scale.