|Project by Arthouse||posted 07-11-2015 02:17 PM||1335 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
This is another African Kudu table I made for a client who shot his own animal with tanned skins. He wanted drawer boxes on top like a roll top desk . I first polished the horns and put silver tips on the bottom . I then proceeded to buy quarter saw red oak for all the wood so when I finished the quarter sawn blisters would not receive the stain and latex wash burnishing for final finish to get a textured finish. I build the table top30 ’’x 65’’ and built the drawer boxes on top . I then carved all the chair parts using an inverted square diamond . The desk apron had the square buttons in reverse which was cut individually on a chop saw then crosscut on table saw and glued into a dado slot. I then fluted the back curved chair parts with a router on a curved gig. I then assembled the small drawer boxes before finishing. I had to finish the desk top first because it would have been suicide to try and stain and seal getting in all the small slots I then routed a slot into the top to accept the assembled box top. I then finished the whole desk and chair with a latex burnished finished. Sent the executive finished chair to the upholster and got have finished one of the most dynamic pieces of my career. The client was estatic. Happy he ordered a gemsbok tri pod table and gemsbok lamp. It makes me feel a complete craftsman when they are happy and my talents appreciated . All this and Heaven too.
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