|Project by Greg Mitchell||posted 11-11-2007 06:41 AM||2656 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
I built this shelf from the plans in Fine Woodworking magazine #193. We were needing a shelf for our living room, and the inlay on the columns was something that made this shelf stand out. The shelf is constructed of QS white oak. The flower and petal are mahogany, and the stem is curly maple. I finished the shelf with dye, stain, and a top coat. There is a great article by Nancy Hiller in the back of this issue for a finishing Arts & Craft furniture. I have been using the Safe and Simple Arts & Craft finish in FWW #157 for years and it is a great finish for this period of furniture. In Nancy Hiller article she takes it one step further, and applies a gel stain to add signs of aging. A very fun project to build.
-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, ARfirstname.lastname@example.org