|Project by Damian Penney||posted 10-16-2007 03:42 AM||8549 views||23 times favorited||37 comments|
On a cold and rainy afternoon my whisky table was finally ready to go into action. Information on the design and build as well as some other pics can be find over on my blog. The top is made from some Zerbra wood while the base is made from Walnut all plucked from my leftover pile and the finish is four coats of Sam Maloof poly/oil and two coats of oil/wax. The whisky is the Balvenie Doublewood, highly recommended :)
The pics in the blog are clearer, I was trying to catch the glow of the fire but the shots just came out murky, ah well :)
In the second pic you get to see three of my projects all together, the fireplace, dining room table in the background and my nice new side table :) You also get to see yours truly with a beard…
So I’m entering this in the 2010 Winter Awards because I think this piece really captures the yin & yang created by using contrasting but complimentary woods. I was always at a bit of a loss as to how to use Zebrawood without it appearing garish and I think this paring with walnut, maple dowels and the mellowing effect of a hand rubbed oil finish really makes the piece work.
Of course I also love it because it’s held more than a few tipples since I built it :)
-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso