|Project by dennis mitchell||posted 04-23-2007 06:40 PM||2989 views||1 time favorited||32 comments|
I really understand today that my work is greatly improved by contact with fellow woodworkers and artist. Lumberjocks has brought many new dimensions to my work. This challenge gave me my first reason to try book matching lumber. My first shot at a bread board end. The cloud lift was another first. I took the cloud lift one step further and bumped it in, just for the heck of it. These where the elements I wanted to keep in the design. The apron I wasn’t too thrilled with so instead I went with the barn wood look. All the wood but the legs came out of one board from an old corral. The dimensions stay pretty much true to the plan. The pegs are a very well dried out willow branch. I really wanted to cut them flush, but to stay true to the spirit of Greene and Greene I left them. I like those craftsman details that bring an element of “honesty” to the work. I’m looking forward to the many different skills this competition show cases. Good luck to you all!