|Project by woodchips||posted 10-24-2007 06:23 PM||1371 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I’ve been quite busy with school so this most recent project took a lot of time to finally get done. It is my first actual commissioned piece so I am excited about that. I haven’t yet delivered it, that will be done manana, but I can’t wait to hear what the customer has to say about it. The customer is a local furniture store in Michigan, near St. Joseph. They are selling more throw pillows of late and they wanted something to showcase the pillows, at first they were going to buy something online that was probably made from laminated particle board ($199) but my friend who works there talked them out of that (thank goodness) and I ended up getting the job. I used some of that cherry got such a good deal on a while back, (thanks again for all the input on that decision) I really like the final product, it was a bit of an experiment for me in terms of trying to develop my style a bit more. The overall lines seem to speak of art deco influence with something else I can’t quite place my finger on.
I would have much rather put a clear coat of lacquer on it but the paying customer wanted a Minwax Cherry Stain on it, so…ya’ll know how that goes. I really wanted the cherry to stand out more but, oh well. As it ages I believe the cherry will gradually darken while the birch hopefully remains the same color, then there will be more contrast.
Here’s some more shots of it…
I did a walk-around tour of it in pictures to give online viewers a better spacial sense hopefully. It stands abvout 78” tall x 37” wide x 20” deep. Minwax Cherry stain with 3 coats of fast drying lacquer (sprayed on) sanded to 220 before any finish was applied, then 320 between coats and a final rub down of 400 emery cloth
I really like this stuff so far, it’s very flexible and the back side can be used to remove the dust, plus by design it’s virtually impossible to clog up. anyway more pictures, enough talking.
here’s some upclose shots of the eye-popping grain.
I put it on heavey duty castors so they can move it around easier, but I hid the castors so as not interfere with the furniture feel of the piece. it only sets off the ground by about 5/8 on an inch.
And the final full frontal shot of the piece.
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