|Project by Ken Reed||posted 10-26-2010 12:57 AM||1941 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
Stashed in the very back of my wood shed I ran across some old slabs of Claro walnut that I bought back in 1976. I have learned since not to buy slabs, but I figured that there might be something in this stack. It took all of those slabs to get enough stock to build this little table and a couple of boxes. The boxes are from the same slab, believe it or not, just resawn. I was looking for the contrast between the sap and heart woods on the one box, but threw the other box together as long as I was at it. It has a mahogany plywood top, but it’s just a utility box, so no big deal.
The table is all mortise and tenon and has ebony pegs on the breadboard ends. It also has small carved details on the legs. Sorta Asian, sorta Greene and Greene, mostly my interpretation of both.