|Project by sras||posted 10-31-2009 11:18 PM||3586 views||11 times favorited||33 comments|
Hello! First project posting.
This is a lazy susan with a story. My parents were visiting this spring. My dad has been making a few different project using these diamonds. I told him I could use a lazy susan. It needed to be fairly large. I told him 30 inches across, maybe only 28 would work. He went home and got to work. More than 400 diamonds later, he sent me the result. It was a very pretty design, but only 24 inches across (he ran out of wood and was sure it was big enough). We used it for a while, but it needed to be bigger.
I cut off the rounded edges of the mahogany and put a relief on the back side. Then I added an MDF backer to extend about 3 inches on each side.
The existing border made a nice transition from the center pattern, so I came up with a diamond border to add. I used mahogany salvaged from the lazy susan and a couple pieces of oak and walnut from the wood pile. My contribution added another 100+ diamonds.
We now have a 30” lazy susan, but the part I like is that my dad and I got to build it “together” – even though we live 2000 miles apart!
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive