|Project by NBeener||posted 11-11-2010 08:27 PM||1844 views||1 time favorited||28 comments|
A good friend is turning 30.
Her husband was the insider, in helping me figure out what she would want for this momentous occasion.
What he doesn’t know ….
They both moved to The Big City, have (mostly) scrapped their real jobs, and gone back to Starving Student mode, to pursue their PhDs.
This gift is for both of them, and will be presented on the occasion of her 30th birthday.
So … double surprise ;-)
Quarter-sawn White Oak. Waterlox finish.
I went with those “backer” pieces as cheap insurance that the wine bottles would stay roughly parallel to the ground, and NOT slip. Works well.
Now that I see the pics, I notice a tiny piece of tearout got by me, and is hanging off of one of those pieces ;-)
It’ll get a couple more coats of Waterlox, over the next few days, but … this is the look of the final project.
This thing …. is responsible for more gray hairs than anything else I’ve built.
Darned if I know why.
I simply think I put my patience aside too often, which—as we all know—led to mistakes and sloppy work. It’s classically imperfect, but … I’ve come to lean on that expression: “The Touch of The Artist’s Hand”
Sounds a whole lot better than “screw-up” LOL !
Live and learn :-)
-- -- Neil