|Project by oldstarter||posted 01-03-2015 06:20 PM||1161 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
Having just finished raising and part boarding my loft and not enjoying it. due to it being covered in fibreglass. I decided I would make something for myself.
I used an old oak leaf from a drop leaf table, 4 pieces of coloured glass that my brother gave me and and a piece of ebony that he also supplied. On completing the project my wife on seeing it for the first time said “That’s lovely”..............”What is it”....... Hahaaa! You can’t win them all.
Anyway I had no plans so just used the glass as a starting point and made it up from there. Drew the shapes I needed directly onto the wood until I got what I wanted.
I Particularly enjoyed doing the inlay which I’ve never done before and also decided to add some semi-precious turquoise stone to help with the ‘arts and crafts’ effect I was trying to achieve. ground it down with a small rotary thing put into my electric hand drill, which took it down quite fast but ended up touching the wood which I had already finished and having to re-sand the two side panels, (some valuable lessons learned there) Really struggled with the finishing, I love to see the wood come to life with the first coat, but couldn’t quite achieve a really good finish, I’m going to try lacquer next see how I go with that.
Strangely I felt a bit guilty making something for myself, but my wife didn’t mind as she prefers the lamp that I discarded to the one she had anyway.
Thanks for looking, my last project never achieved a single comment, I think I’m going downhill lol.
-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)