|Project by SawdustJunky||posted 04-11-2010 10:54 PM||2433 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
I built this for a customer per her specs. She wanted drawer storage, thick dark top, federal blue, 38×76. She fancies herself an interior designer. Can’t argue with that but to me it more like clutter art. You know the style, find as many random items as you can in 24 hours and put them all in one room. The money was green so I took the project. Actually it was kinda’ fun. The legs and apron are maple with mortise\tenons joints, federal blue enamel paint w\a ploy finish, lightly sanded and distressed, dovetail drawers. The top is ¾ “ red oak with another ¾ inch applied to the under outside edges to give it a thick top look and reduce the weight. Believe it or not the hardest part of the project was customizing a color for the top. I made six different test runs before I hit on the color she was looking for. The top is a mix of English Chestnut and Red Mahogany. I had to put a few cuts, scratches and dings in the top for her and apply a bit of paste wax. All in all it turned out pretty good.
Blessings to all
-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.