|Project by tbone||posted 11-27-2009 08:09 PM||2717 views||21 times favorited||22 comments|
My first try at mahogany or anything that is NOT a traditional Stickley look. It was made closely—but not exactly—to Darrell Peart’s pattern. It was good for skillbuilding with details such as the leg indentions, hand-crafted door pull, ebony pillowed plugs and splines.
The finish is what I interpreted from reading Bob Lang’s book on the Greene’s. Potassium bi-chromate along with a blend of artists oils—as near as I could put together—and boiled linseed oil finished with wax. As for me, I don’t think I’ll work with the BLO again as it is very time consuming for my taste.
Anyway, the warden likes it, so it now sits in my living room awaiting a companion coffee table.
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