|Project by Bernspen||posted 11-26-2014 03:00 PM||1271 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Well, actually 12 boards.
I found this long,wide piece of poplar that called my name. That’s it from the feet up, to about the center of the “regular” poplar. The grain patterns/coloring wraps around three of the corners. I managed to find a second board whose grain and coloring blended with the first, so I edged-joined them and am very pleased with how well they blended. There’s a mismatch on the back, but that’s why it’s on the back. Three boards make up the top, and some edge glued, unfinished aromatic cedar make up the bottom.
Hand cut dovetails and Elmer’s Glue hold it together, and a pair of Torsion Hinges (really, Rockler, $45 a pair?!?) manage the lid.
Some wipe on poly, several coats of brushed on poly, periodic sanding and a final coat of wipe on poly followed by wax on the top.
No stain. No way I’m covering up the natural look of this poplar.
-- We have met the enemy, and he is us.