|Project by SenecaWoodArt||posted 04-05-2016 04:58 PM||995 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I recently scored some highly figured Magnolia from A friend of mine who has his own sawmill. This came from a piece that he just had hanging on the wall of his shop and he had used as a sample piece to add some varnish to see how it would come out. He considered it scrap and passed it on to me. I ran it through the planer to remove the varnish and here is the result.
This box is approximately 12”W x 8”D x 6 1/4”H. Wood is Cherry with Magnolia inset and splines. Interior is Cherry and Maple. Finish is BLO and beeswax mixed with more BLO. I started off with a different design in mind, but the box changed my plans and this is the result. NOOOOO, I refuse to call them errors or mistakes, the box just wanted to be something different that I had in mind.
The back story is that this magnolia came from a tree downed in hurricane Rita, which hit this area pretty hard several years back. I named the box “Lori Tate” in reference to an individual I met in Natchitoches Louisiana who has something to do with Magnolias. Lori did my wife and me a huge favor on our chance meeting, which I have never had the opportunity to repay. Another story for another day. The mystery here is, who is Lori Tate? I will bet that a lot of you have seen her before.
Thanks for taking the time to look. Comments are always welcome.