|Project by Henry Mowry||posted 01-10-2010 04:41 AM||1801 views||13 times favorited||12 comments|
This design appeared in Wood magazine, February/March 2005. Finally got around to making it for my daughter!
Happy with the construction details; it represents some of my best craftsmanship. I’ll not talk about the errors if you won’t!
Red oak. Mahogany gel stain from Min Wax was used; my first time using gel stain. It was easy to use, and did hold in place on vertical surfaces. Definitely easier to apply on this project than regular stain would have been.
Used the Rockler hinges that hold the lid in place as it is opened … no need for a locking arm in addition to the hinge. I used the formula on the package of the hinges, and the hinges should have had more spring than required, but work just fine. That’s a nice upgrade, I believe.
-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com