|Project by Moffett77||posted 02-11-2010 01:43 AM||5329 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
This project was for the Wickersham House in St. Michaels Maryland. The wood was given to us by McMartin and Beggins Furniture makers of Wittman MD, famous for their desk made from the Wye Oak for the Maryland Governors Mansion.
It was in fairly rough condition and was very difficult to work with but the end result was beautiful. During Finishing we had some difficulty because the salts used in the pickle making process were still in the wood and this caused it to draw in moisture from the air. After milling or sanding on a humid day the wood would become damp to the touch in spots.
-- Moffett, Sacramento CA