|Project by David||posted 08-31-2009 03:26 AM||1895 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I’d read a few posts on here describing the need to build something immediately upon finding a great piece of wood. That’s exactly how I felt when I saw this sycamore. This was actually a scrap piece the owner of the mill gave me (along with one other!) after I spent about an hour venturing around. Along with the sycamore I purchased some black walnut (one piece with a live end) sapelli, ullie and ipe. Needless to say I’m very excited about my new find.
The 2 scrap pieces of sycamore that were given to me where thin (about 3/4” thick) by 2 feet wide by about 4 feet long. So, I figured a box would be perfect as a starter. I’d never built one but thought it would like nice on my mother’s dresser. It’s finished with 2 coats of wiping varnish (1/3 tung oil, 1/3 varnish & 1/3 paint thinner).
Thanks for looking.