|Project by Michael||posted 08-04-2015 01:25 AM||1160 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
My cousin is quite the quilter and although I appreciate that craft my skills with a crochet needle are limited to removing lures from gut hooked fish. Anyways, I googled various 12×12” quilt patterns and picked out designs that I felt were attractive. America was a no brainer, chess/checkers for fun, and tic tak toe just because. Species used include; poplar, white oak, red oak, American chestnut, bald Cyprus, eastern red cedar, black walnut, cherry, hard maple, and soft maple-fused by almost a quart of titebond II. Topped off with 5 coats of Varathane triple thick water based poly, in hindsight I should have wet sanded the final coat with 2000 grit to even out the brush marks. The white oak legs were cut from a slab of wood I plucked out of the Potomac a few years back. 48” x 48” top at 42” high.
Chairs: I have a supply of 6/4 white ash so it was a no brainer to build the structure from. 12 degree rake on the backrest, black walnut slats, all joints were mortise and tennon re-enforced with deck screws.
Overall I’m pleased with this build, I do my best to use only worked joints in my projects but there is several pound of steel in this for obvious reasons. If I were to do this again I would only use clear wood for the pieces, those knots caused me a lot of grief.
-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang