|Project by Thomas Porter||posted 11-11-2007 01:10 AM||4525 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
These are 12×12x12 Boxes made of 4/4 monterillo. They are completely mitered to give it a very contemporary look. I continued the grain across three sides for appearance. The sides all consist of 3 pieces that are laminated together. They weigh a ton bun they look good and are very sturdy. I love the grain in this wood and the way it cuts, sands, and finished makes it one of my favorite (though more expensive) woods to work with. The finish is just a clear satin polyurethane. It’s amazing, though how something this simple looking can prove to be so challenging in the shop. Getting the miters to match up and glue up perfectly and squarely is sometimes very difficult. This took all of the bar clamps I own to complete.
-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com