|Project by Arthouse||posted 11-01-2014 03:27 PM||1266 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I designed this piece after I found out this is a Texas Hickory tree. I originally thought it was a pecan tree but come to find out it is a beautiful colorful Hickory. I took the quarter sawn 2’’ thick center of the log with the pith and cut it into four two foot sections I then installed four legs each making sure they are in perfect alignment with each other drilling the holes with a compound 5 degree angle so as to look like a slab of wood but yet can take apart for multiple uses like a coffee table or benches. I then cut ground filed sanded and hand sanded the curved in each section to give definition and resulting in my vision of a wave throught out the design as well as function as a comfortable seat. I finished with conversion varnish and entered it into the Texas Furniture makers show. I called it ” Waves of Grain” an appropriate name I thought. The resulting pics show the succession just like earlier woodworkers of how I acquired the logs , took them to the saw mill then fabrication and end result into a gallery for show hopefully a money prize. This is how I love to work . From Nature is born the raw material to working the material to finally a functional piece created from nature . All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart