|Project by Greedo||posted 08-04-2010 04:15 PM||1965 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
this is the piece we had to make in evening school, the teacher made simple cad drawings and plans wich we then had to use to make 1:1 scale plans (YES FULL SIZE!) on paper, then we had to make a cutlist and finally begin working on it!
anything we make out of pine is supplied by the school, but in this case the teacher said that those who wanted could make theirs out of oak if they bought the wood themselves. i had never made hardwood furniture, so i went for the oak (not to mention the resale value ;) )
in total i bought for a bit less than $400 of french oak rough boards! and theres practically none left!!
construction went good, as i was advancing much faster than the others i had to make dovetail assembly for the drawer by hand, and marquetery on the top wich took 2 weeks to make. im happy that the teachers let me do more than the official program giving me unvaluable experience, and they seemed to be happy aswell that they could do something more exciting than their usual work.
on the third and fourth pic you can see details of the inside, it’s all verry traditional the way the middle plank is held, and the way the top holds with dovetails to the bottom to allow for wood movement
i had to finish it at home, i used a beeswax based finish. (i even used a woodtint over the beeswax to darken some of the parts wich were much brighter)
my intention was always to make it for selling, they told me it’s worth around $1000. if i can get a good prize i will defenately let it go to finance me some equipment.