|Project by FlWoodRat||posted 09-13-2007 01:25 AM||1884 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I was asked to support our local United Way campaign by donating a ‘Florida Coastal Cottage” piece of furniture to be raffled off. Off in the shop awaited some AARP rated pine slabs. (Yes, old growth fir at 8/4 and 6/4, 16 inches wide and collecting too much dust)
A little jointing, some noisy planing, a few rips and cross cuts and I had a nice pile of wood dirt and some fine white pieces of clear stock with 4 straight and parallel edges. Bored, counter sunk, screwed and plugged, the frame was assembled, the top was on, the legs were attached and all it needed was some ‘tropical’ paint. A white latex primer and ‘honeydew’ top coat (3 coats) was almost all she needed to bask in the Florida sun. I took her to the beach, added a few accessories and snapped her picture…. Nothing like spoting a well shaped leg (or 4) at the beach. Eh guys? Hope you enjoy the end result.
-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....