|Project by Dusty||posted 11-22-2007 10:04 PM||1603 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
This is for my fellow Minnesota woodworking buddy Dick Cain his lovely wife Barbara.
They live in the rustic north woods. How lucky is that?
I designed and made these pieces of furniture as prototypes for future pieces I wanted in my mission collection.
I figured that pine was inexpensive and easy to work with and would work well to build my working models.
They are very simple to build and are constructed out of both 1x’4’s 2x’8’s and various other scrap pine.
I took every day construction grade 2’x8’s for example and cut them in half. I then plained them down and glued up the tops. If you look carefully ( and the picture is good enough) you can see the exact book ends.
A funny thing happened. When I finished them , and just had them sitting around the shop I had several customers ask me if they could buy, or order them ,for there lake cabins. I really was dumbfounded. I had no idea they would sell or be so popular.
I had planed on donating them to a charity or just using them for fire wood, when I had perfected my prototype.
I have this piece stuck back in a closet of my layout office because to this day I get requests for them.
The material cost is about 20 bucks per piece and take a day to build.
The finish is a inexpensive Mini Wax honey with couple poly urethane coats.