|Project by cathyb||posted 10-08-2015 05:31 AM||1504 views||2 times favorited||21 comments|
Hey fellow lumberjocks, it has been awhile since I had a chance to post anything. Real estate sure does keep me hopping, but when a get a few minutes, I work in the shop. This is my latest project. It is made of koa with a natural edge. The “rocks” are hand shaped from koa and milo.
This is the overview of what I am calling a display case. I really wanted to display the wood as well as any precious collectible on the shelf.
I like to use various shapes for my rocks to create a river rock look. The milo is sanded down to 600 grit and then waxed. The koa is sanded down to 600 grit as well, but I use polyurethane and then wax.
The top is a laminate of two pieces of koa to take away the open and add support, although the shelf keeps the natural edge.
The natural edge created the side profile, which I like.
The entire piece is finished with General polyurethane with about six coats and then polished and waxed.
Thanks for looking….
-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com