|Project by zombeerose||posted 07-07-2007 05:00 AM||2511 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I created ‘Slope’ as a gift for a really good friend because I was amazed that she had so much jewelry yet no where to keep it. I quickly remedied that situation. :)
As far as the name ‘Slope,’ it essentially came about during the construction since every side of the box has some curve or angle to it. Both sides have curves plus the bent legs, the front has the curved pulls, and what isn’t depicted in the pictures is that the box is deeper on the left side than the right side by about 1/4” thereby imparting another angle. Not to mention, the box itself sits at an angle to the left, which in turn focuses the weight onto the right leg.
It is primarily out of air dryed black walnut that I acquired from a trip to Idaho. The legs and laminated segments in the drawer pulls are from purple heart. Since this was my first attempt at laminated curves and I was worried about glue creap, I turned some ebony dowels that I installed in 3 holes in each leg that you can see in the middle picture as black dots. These plugs proved additionally beneficial by allowing me to attach the legs at the center points with longer dowels that fit into holes drilled into the walnut case.
The main walnut box is approx 12” tall by 4” wide by 2 3/4” deep at the widest point. The spread between the purple heart legs at the widest is about 7”. The box was finished with several coats of Zinsser SealCoat shellac that was hand rubbed and then a couple applications of paste wax.
Sadly, this is the last project I will be able to make until my house is sold and I can find a new location for my WW tools. Putting my contractor TS into my apartment just isn’t going to work ;)
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