|Project by NBeener||posted 03-25-2010 08:49 PM||4561 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
The first one went to my li’l step-grandbaby.
This one’s for my nephew, Alexander. His … Idunno … maybe 11th or 12th birthday comes up soon.
Between that and … my nightmares about my less-than-perfect dovetails the last time around … I thought this would be a nice gift.
It’s beetle-kill pine—Lodgepole Pine, to be exact … or … so I’m told.
The company that logged and sawed this stuff is only a few miles from my house. I bought the rough-sawn boards and whipped them into shape.
Definitely a personal taste thing, but … I was so fond of the look of this wood that I chose clear spar urethane for the finish. It should give it good protection without altering the look of the wood.
The bottom isn’t the beetle-kill stuff. I was looking at the Depot, one day, and saw one of their 2’ x 4’ “project boards.” It had a nasty little warp in it. The employee—without me uttering a word—whipped out The Big Green Marker and marked it “CULL—” meaning that—instead of about $22—it was $0.51.
Yeah. Fifty-one cents!
The wedges in the dowel ends are leftover African Mahogany from the night stand projects.
So … that’s that.. Nothing left to do but another coat or two, and then …. box ‘er up and ship ‘er out!
Thanks for looking!
-- -- Neil