|Project by SawdustOnMyBoot||posted 03-25-2015 01:00 PM||1858 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I’ve always enjoyed designing furniture… I LOVE the whole design process, from gathering inspiration to bringing a concept to fruition! Before this week though, I had only been able to doodle my designs since I didn’t have the joinery know-how to build my wooden creations. Thanks to my time at Franklin Street School of Woodworking in Tampa, the world of Fine Furniture Building has been opened up to me. I designed, selected lumber, jointed, planed, ripped, chopped, and formed said lumber into the table that would start my Fine Furniture building career! My time at Franklin Street went by in a flash since I was enjoying myself soooooooo much! Do I love Furniture Refinishing? Of course, I do! But, it seems like a natural progression for me to finally build all the designs that have only lived on paper up until now. So, here is the first table that I not only designed, but was able to BUILD out of walnut & quartersawn sycamore!!!! Hope you like it!
For this table concept, that will start a series of work for me, I tried to show emotion (in this case, impatience) and movement with leg placement. I really enjoyed working on the joinery & using the Festool Domino for the angled leg was very interesting. I’ll be buying a set of chisels this week since I’ll be doing most of work by hand while saving up for a bandsaw. I hope to sell my future works in my Etsy Shop so I’ll have more money for wood & new tools, hehe!! ;D
-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)