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Kitchen island for my older daughter

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Project by Willy Cordero posted 07-29-2015 12:33 AM 967 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a kitchen island I made for Gaby last year. I made it at my workshop, then had to take it apart and reassemble at final destination. Because of weight and size could not be done otherwise.
The boards are of Platymiscium pinnatum also known as Granadillo, the structure are pieces of 1×4” of Myroxylon balsamum known as santos mahogany, Peruvian balsam, incienso, balsamo, balsam of Peru. Both are very hard and heavy woods, but very nice to work with them.
After a lot of sanding (that I like it very much) 4 coats of Tung oil were applied on a period of about 6 weeks.

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil





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#1 posted 07-29-2015 07:41 PM

Willy I love your projects. I love seeing all of the different wood species you have the chance to work with. I spent a year in Peru working with their ministry of environment in the La Reserva Amarakeri. Your posts bring me back to that some. Keep up the great work in Costa!

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#2 posted 07-30-2015 01:07 AM



Willy I love your projects. I love seeing all of the different wood species you have the chance to work with. I spent a year in Peru working with their ministry of environment in the La Reserva Amarakeri. Your posts bring me back to that some. Keep up the great work in Costa!

Dear David. I appreciate very much your comment and I am so glad that you had some experiences in Peru. I worked in Peru about 3 years, back around 2004.

I am a forester and also like to work with wood, it is a pleasure to do it. Being a forester I have been collecting lumber for many years and that is why I can work with wood that has been drying for 20 years or more. Best regards

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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