|Project by Russel||posted 11-19-2008 10:38 PM||1690 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
Christmas is comin’ and I’m leaving town in mid-December so I need to get my projects done earlier than usual. Previously I posted a plant stand for the ladies in the office.
I’ve completed six of them and they’re ready to go.
However, for the boss I thought he needed something a tad more “manly” (at least weight-wise) so I came up with this display case. The shelf unit is made of hard maple and floats in a walnut frame. The top is spalted maple wrapped in walnut. I had to cut 10 pieces of walnut to get the right pieces so that the grain all ran the same direction. It was an adventure getting all those pieces to match up reasonably so that the glue lines didn’t show outrageously.
The top is 28×16 and the shelf unit is 11.5×18 x 30. The entire unit is 37.5 inches tall. The finish is shellac as a sealer followed by four coats of wipe-on satin poly. I’m calling it “Buckin’ for a Raise” hoping that the boss feels generous after he sees this.
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