|Project by Fingersleft||posted 09-28-2007 01:15 PM||2034 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
After all the discussion and praise for my wife’s clock, I thought I’d post one of MY projects. Yep, I build something every now and then.
Anyone who is interested in Stickley furniture eventually gets around to building a Stickley end table. After looking at several of their designs, I decided to incorporate a curved leg. I like the look and several other people have commented that the curve softens the appearance.
It’s constructed of oak, in the Stickley tradition. And all joinery is mortise and tenon, with some decorate oak buttons to add interest. I’m one of the few A&C builders who thinks the use of quarter milled stock can be a bit over-used. So generally I use it for spindles and accents. I favor the flat-cut stock for the broader componants.
Stain is 2 applications of honey gel with about 5 coats of wax.
I’m presently planning on building a set of livingroom furniture, in the Stickley design using light Cherry with Walnut inlays. Gustov Stickey would roll over in his grave.