|Project by bosum3919||posted 05-23-2015 06:34 PM||1336 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Which has more appeal, a box or a clock? Here is my answer to the dilemma. Actually, I have to give credit to the wife as it was her idea. The wood is walnut and the rose is hand carved in basswood, by the wife. The inside has been flocked. I chose not to use Brusso hardware based on price alone. The feet are walnut and the carousel is walnut with brass hooks and with a brass center tube. The hinges are brass plated. I would have used a piano hinge, but the correct size was not available in my local hardware store and I was too impatient to wait until I could get to a better supplier. One of the “few” downsides to living in a rural area. I now have a supply of the correct size, so will use one on the next build.
There were several learning curves to this one as I had to design the feet as well as the carousel and then source the material. In addition, I had to get the wife’s approval for each step. Not sure which took longer. But, to give credit where credit is due, this was a joint project that we both worked on.
Dimensions are 13”T x 6”W x 5 ½”D. Finish is General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with multiple coats of wipe on poly. This was our first flocking process. The manufacturer says if you get in trouble or have questions ask a junior high student for help. How difficult can this be then you ask? Well, Jeff Foxworthy has already proven that I am not smarter than a fifth grader. But, in spite of this concern it went really well.