|Project by Steve Griffin||posted 06-17-2009 07:50 PM||2064 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I recently had a chance to go to Costa Rica for a couple weeks. I stayed out on a farm where they have an abundance of “junk wood” laying around. As a wood worker I was like a kid in a candy store, because most of this was exotic hardwood. They use Palon as fence posts! The thing that started this whole project was the table top. I found what I was told was a cross section of Cascarilla laying in the middle of this pile of scraps. Like most cross sectional pieces of wood this had a crack running to the heart. I recently saw a guy here on LJ’s who did “X” inlays, which inspired me to do one on this crack to prevent further separation. I found a short piece of teak laying in the driveway that I used for the base post. All the reddish colored wood is Palone(sp?).
-- Steve, Beaverton, OR firstname.lastname@example.org