|Project by HorstPeter||posted 06-09-2015 09:50 PM||1025 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
After long silence and too many unfinished projects, I’ve finally managed to wrap up a few to post.
I’m starting off with one of my favorites so far. It’s been sitting around for ages and really just needed another layer of metal leaf to go over the parts that had oxidized in all that time.
On the 4th picture you can see the mechanism used to open the drawers. Basically just a slider to pop them out.
The dark base wood is European walnut and the inlay parts/drawer fronts are from an old and half-rotten apple tree we cut down in our garden some years ago. It’s pretty soft and somewhat mushy wood, but I really like the color and grain. Still got plenty of pieces left for future projects too. :)
Feet are carved from basswood with a layer of stone powder/hide glue mix and then metal leaf. I really want to try true gold leaf at some point, but felt safer starting off with the fake stuff first.
Finish is polished shellac over a base of walnut oil.
Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy it!