|Project by ADClark||posted 12-13-2014 08:15 PM||1311 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
Hey everyone, im new here to posting but have been reading this forum for some time. I dont really know where to start so i figured i would throw up some photos of a project i finished a while ago to give everyone an idea of the kind of work i do at this point.
About me though, im 33 and have worked for a small shop of about 10 guys that does everything from laminate cabinets to elaborate custom liturgical pieces, for about 9 years. while most of the work is commercial boring work. since my mentor left 3 years ago i have been the sole “woodworker” responsible for the fancier custom woodwork. The last couple years ive actually been building a lot of custom entry doors, solid wood, frames, sidelites and all that stuff. I also make some residential pieces generally furniture, same with work for churches. I make pretty much everything in a church but the pews. My first 3 years i was primarily just running out millwork and the simpler stuff but was being groomed to take over the fancier projects. So ive been at this for about 6 years. Im at a point now where i really want to learn some new skills and take the ones i have to the next level, im hoping to learn as much as i can from you guys with way more experience than me.
About this project, this was a crib i designed and built last year for me and my wife’s first child. Forgive me if my terminology is incorrect when i write things. i have no formal training or anything like that, not even a woods class in highschool, so i do know how to do somethings and use the tools i just dont always know what theyre called.
The majority of the hardwood on the crib is made from birds eye maple. with the back and bottom panels being made with figured maple plywood, and the accent woods are some curly cherry and walnut that i stained dark walnut before i applied them to help keep the dark contrasting color as it ages. Overall the finish is just a simple lacquer clear finish.
sorry this was so long, just wanted to introduce myself. I look forward learning some new things.