|Project by bfd||posted 06-05-2009 11:55 PM||3919 views||26 times favorited||32 comments|
I temporarily put my workbench project on hold to take a commission project. The client came to me asking to build a bench similar to one that they saw in a newspaper article. The Client loved the idea of furniture made from used wine barrel staves. Modifying the design from the inspiration piece I came up with this design. The piece is made entirely from qtr sawn whit oak wine staves. I was careful to preserve the beautiful red wine patina that had stained the interior surfaces. There were several challenges along the way the biggest issue I faced was the obvious that nothing was flat or square. Every piece of wood is curved in two directions and had coopered edges. I ended up doing more hand work then I anticipated but that kept it fun & interesting. Being a wine lover my favorite part of working on this project was the smell of the wood when it was being cut. The aroma was like sniffing a nice glass of aged Cabernet.
Dimensions: 14”d x 36”w x 18”h ( at center of bench)
Finish: Spar Varnish (Satin)