|Project by tkh||posted 11-25-2010 07:39 PM||1995 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is a Wedding gift for my new Daughter-in-Law Heather, a Box Elder Coffee Table. Table is 80 inches long, 24 inches wide and 18 inches tall. It is made from a 2 inch slab of Box Elder wood, and the legs are made from White Pine. To control end checking, I used a daisy pattern instead of the common bow tie look, the daisy is made from Osage Orange. Heather always liked the Smurf’s and this table reminds her of the Smurf furniture in the cartoon, plus she really likes daisy’s so the Osage Orange Daisy is a plus. I finished this with Teak Oil, it really brings out the figure in the Box Elder surface. A little birds eye effect at one end, wavy quilting effect at the other end, plus the red flame that Box Elder is noted for. You can see why Box Elder is part of the Maple family of wood. Now on to the next project.