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Project by TTW posted 05-21-2010 08:17 AM 1011 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing but practicality here! Constructed of pine salvaged from a trashed dresser so wasn’t expecting much from the looks department, plus I threw it together over a weekend. Tried my hand at a couple techniques while building it…the two upright supports are joined to the frame with sliding dovetails. What a mess that turned out to be! Wedges and glue make most things better…it’s not pretty up close but it’s strong! I also tried my hand at custom mixing an oil stain. Tough to tell by the pictures, but using artist paints to mix your own colors really allows the grain to show through not to mention you can make whatever color you want. The pigments in artist paints are much finer than commercial grade stains so it doesn’t blend in the grain as much with the surrounding wood. I highly recommend perfecting this technique when you have the time!

-- "The measure of a true craftsman is how good a job you do, but also, how much you learn from your mistakes." -Stolen from that guy, copied from another, and inspired by life.





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#1 posted 05-21-2010 11:56 AM

Cool design, functional for sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-21-2010 02:02 PM

If it meets your needs that is all that is important. Great work.

-- Norman

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#3 posted 05-21-2010 11:38 PM

I could use a couple of those guys looks good

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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