|Project by Critterman||posted 11-30-2008 03:29 AM||4105 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
Well, it’s finally done! Took me forever to design and build but just in time for her to take home as she leaves after visiting on Thanksgiving. She gets to take this Christmas present home early.
All solid cherry, with an applique I bought (sorry carving not one of my talents). Measures about 18” X 25” overall. Finish is shellac, General Finishes Warm Cherry stain, and three coats or spray on minwax ploy (satin). The stain was a quick five minute application just to add some red and even the overall color but also allow the real color come through. Overall I think it came out quite well. All the miters came out very well…and that makes me feel good..lol.
Designed from a picture on the internet of an old french antique and just kind of felt my way through it adding my own modifications to make it look how I wanted. First time with no plans and its definitely harder than I thought it would be, but I learned a lot.
-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA