|Project by bfd||posted 10-16-2009 02:23 AM||2541 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
The best type of customer to me is a repeat customer. When I went to drop off my last project shown below
my client showed me a hand made basket that they purchased on a recent trip. They wanted to use it as a side table in their tv room between two chairs and asked if I would build them a round top for it. The client decided to use teak veneer. Since the piece called for the edge to be beveled on the bottom I decided to use quarter sawn red oak for the substrate since this meant that the edge would be exposed. I decided on quarter sawn red oak for two reasons. Less movement and for a close color/texture match. The top is held in place by a 3/4” x 18”round black mdf apron that sits snuggly over the baskets rim (not visible in the pictures). I was careful to make sure that the veneer was balanced centered and bookmatched properly.
The finish is 2 coats of Tung Oil to bring out the grain followed by 5 coats of wipe on poly and then waxed.
Dimensions: 30”dia x 3/4” thick.