|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 09-12-2007 03:08 PM||1320 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
Once again I turned to the scrap pile this weekend looking for something to do. Disposable income for materials has been hard to come by since I packed the youngest one off to college in NYC recently. The scraps are getting smaller and smaller as I whittle down the stack, so I’m having to get more creative with what I do with them.
My wife has the annoying (to me) habit of leaving magazines and newspapers on the arms of a large chair in the den she uses for reading. I’m trying here to give her a neater alternative. I pretty much designed it on the fly.
This project isn’t much in the looks department, but it was actually pretty challenging to mill all the parts out of various leftovers (maple and walnut), and keep everything square during the glue up. The joints are dowel-reinforced. The maple is stained to match the cabinetry, then everything got a coat of danish oil followed by three coats of wipe-on satin poly.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"