|Project by alexsutula||posted 01-15-2010 09:28 PM||2069 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
This is the first real custom commission piece that I made, not for friends or family or friends of family. I got it through an art festival i had a booth in over this past summer. I encourage all woodworkers to participate in something like that, it was an incredible experience.
All solid wood construction, except for the back, made from white oak with a stain mixture of 3 parts red oak to 1 part ebony dye. Finished with 6 coats of wipe-on satin urethane. I am very please with the end result, as was the client. I learned a lot on this first job. For example, I didn’t charge nearly enough. There was a lot of unexpected costs and expenses I didn’t foresee. I learned a lot on the design process and the collaborative of design ideas with the client.
If there is a blog or a support forum for members that have just started or have existing woodworking businesses, could someone post the link? If there isn’t perhaps we should start one. Thanks for looking
-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland