|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-25-2010 12:42 AM||2040 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Okay, it’s not really snakeskin. It’s actually made from end-grain chestnut and MAN is it heavy!
I had a bunch of strips left over from a wine table I made for my brother and his wife ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/25624 ) so I figured I would put them to use. Having never seen a board made from chestnut before I kind of knew this would be unique! I think it looks more like old leather or snakeskin stretched over a frame than wood.
I also book-matched every other row to give it this look. It measures 12×14 inches and is an inch thick. I routed a Roman ogee into the top and a simple mitered edge for the bottom.
One thing I can say is that my new V-Drum sander is worth its weight in sawdust! This board alone saved me around 45 minutes of hand sanding and it is ABSOLUTELY flat!
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