|Project by middlevalleylumber||posted 12-27-2009 08:04 PM||2696 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I started by purchasing a 3’ diameter black walnut log from the late great Simmie Again of Lambertville, NJ. I then took the log to Strimples Sawmill, because this was years before I owned my own sawmills, and lumber company.
The top is a bookmatched crotch, the tilt runners are mortised out for the expansion and contraction of the top, the birdcage is keyed, and the legs join the columb by sliding dovetails.
I finished the project years ago, but the pictures are of it stripped to bare wood. I did not like the origional finish, so I am refinishing it, havent decided with what yet. Im thinking danish oil, but am tempeted to take it to a friends shop for pre cat or conversion varnish.