|Project by Picken5||posted 02-19-2015 10:32 PM||1692 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
Well, she’s actually a grown woman and a talented professional. I’m very proud of her, in fact. But she’s still my little girl. I’m sure a good many of you “L-jocks” out there understand.
My daughter asked me to build her some monitor stands for her office to help relieve some neck strain. She started by asking me to make these out of some inexpensive plywood, stained to match her desk. Her idea was basically a box, but open in the front. Not being very fond of staining much of anything, I offered to make these out some solid wood that was naturally the color she wanted — and we came up with Jatoba. I also offered to make some drawers for the two of them which she thought that was a wonderful idea. The end result was what you see here. The wood is mostly Jatoba. I built the drawer sides and back from curly maple and used Baltic birch for the bottoms. The finish is Danish oil followed by multiple coats of wipe-on poly.
(She sent me the photo of the stands in her office — the monitor screens have been intentionally blurred to protect the innocent.)
-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb