|Project by Mike_D_S||posted 07-13-2016 02:40 AM||1270 views||10 times favorited||13 comments|
I have a blog series (it’s very long winded, you have been warned) on building this from the initial design to the final stages. I consider this “my own” design given that I did design it, but most of the details are obviously directly inspired by various G&G pieces.
It’s made from Peruvian Alder for most of the case, normal Alder for the legs as I couldn’t get 8/4 in the Peruvian and ebony for the accents on the top.
Color is the Darrell Peart G&G mix using General Finishes orange (7 parts) and medium brown (4 parts) water based dye stain. Finish coats are 4 coats of wipe on poly with a couple of spray coats of lacquer over the top for water resistance.
I tried a few new things just to do them. First was the leg indent detail. I’ve never done it before, but it turned out to be pretty easy and adds a nice visual touch. The second was the stepped shelf fronts which make the shelves appear lighter and more delicate than they really are. This was a bit more work, but at the end, I really liked how they turned out.
As normal, there are some things I’m not super happy with, but overall I give it an A for effort and LOML is very happy so I’m satisfied as well.
Thanks for looking,
-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......