|Project by BarryW||posted 10-02-2009 11:32 PM||2159 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
I’ve been collecting hardwoods from damaged or discarded tree trunks for the last 5 years…or more. This is the first project that I’ve made from this wood. It’s a simple box for my first grandchild’s 7th birthday. McKenna is her name. The wood top, bottom and drawer bottom are 1/4” maple. The sides are 1/4” linden…all stained with a brown stain I’ve had around for a long time. Then two coats of Danish Oil and two buffs with pastewax. The bottom and the drawer are lined with elk hide found at a garage sale…suede side up. I would have made wooden hinges for that’s for my next project…since this was my first real project…all others getting ready for this kind of project, I learned a lot in making and building this project…which included pinning the sides of the inner drawer with small wooden pegs I made by scraping and sanding thin strips of wood into the desired shape. The pegs and the splines are made from mystery wood…something I found made into a pallet. It’s something from the far east, but I don’t have a clue. It’s kinda redish…I thought it red oak for a while, but the grain is completely different. It’s all stained quite nicely…brass hinges and part of a jewelry chain found in Great-grandma’s costume jewelry…and while there are little mistakes here and there…I think my granddaughter will appreciate the fact her Grandpa Barry spent a month making this off and on taking time away from caring for her Great-grandmother Jean. “Nana” Jean is including a little something for the box. Shhhh, it’s a secret.
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