|Project by Falegname||posted 05-11-2010 03:20 PM||7005 views||43 times favorited||31 comments|
I have always been a big admirer of the Nelson Slat Bench, but I had never seen one up close and personal until a couple of years ago. I always though it represented strength and unity using slender graceful lines. When I finally found one up close I was sorely disappointed to say the least. Maybe it was not an original but it did not give me confidence enough to even sit on it. So when I had a chance I decided to give it a rethink and build what I had always envisioned in my mind. I used local Maple and Black Walnut to contrast the different pieces and exposed as much of the joinery as I could as this was the first piece I built while learning woodworking. Used a light coat of Danish Tung oil and countless coats of Minwax Poly.
-- Mark / Montreal - "Measure Once, Curse Twice."