|Project by Durnik150||posted 06-15-2009 04:47 AM||2747 views||5 times favorited||18 comments|
This is a two pod version of the other pod box I did a couple months ago. I used Poplar as the wood since I knew I would be adding some color. Poplar is a solid wood but isn’t the prettiest stuff out there so I don’t use it all that often. I used an 8/4×6 board cut into four pieces and laminated into a block.
The cut-out portion of the design behind the lower pod and below the upper pod is really hard to get to when sanding. In future attempts at this design I think I will make these openings a little bigger so I can get my thick old fingers in there for sanding. I ended up using a sanpaper wrapped dowell to get in there but it still isn’t quite as sanded as the more accessible areas.
I used two coats of green gel stain and then proceeded with a couple of coats of thinned semi-gloss poly. I didn’t really want to go super shiny. I thought this piece was a little whimsical based on the design and the color. I didn’t want it to appear too cartoonish by making the finish look plastic.
The dimesnions are 9” tall, 5” wide, and 4 1/2” deep. I lined the drawers with bright red flocking fibers. The end result made it look kind of like a watermelon! Oh well. The pulls are from maple with a mahogany stain. They look very brown next to the green body.
Thanks for taking a look.
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO