|Project by drirot||posted 09-11-2010 03:41 PM||1895 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
My cousins husband had died, and he was an avid scroll sawyer, and he had made the panels. She had given me a bunch of his things, and the panels sat around for maybe a year, and I could never find a project to use them with. One day she had asked me to make her an afghan rack to hold an afghan the she had just finished. I thought about a design and decided that this would be an ideal time to use those panel, and this is what I came up with.
The uprights are hollow consisting of 1/2” quarter sawn white oak, and slide onto to the base with 1 1/2” square peg that slip into the verticals and mortise into the base. Very secure, basically creating a mortise and tenon joint. and exposing the ray flakes in the white oak.
The top caps are cut from the 3” red oak and have a tenon that attaches them to the uprights.
The feet are made from 3” red oak/
The panels are mounted were mounted to 2 (1/2”x1/2”) rails that make the panels look like they are floating.
The some of horizontals were also made up like the uprights.
Finished it with and Oil based poly.
The project came together as if the panels were originally intended to be used this way, and here afghan looks very nice laying across it.