|Project by iSawitfirst||posted 12-20-2007 09:25 PM||1607 views||2 times favorited||22 comments|
This is only the second thing I’ve ever built and I found it to be challenging and very rewarding. I started in October and worked on weekends for 9 weeks. It kicked my butt a few times but I prevailed.
The wood is Iroko, a.k.a. “Cheap Man’s Teak” because it looks similar and has the same weathering characteristics but costs half as much. I’ve never worked with teak so I son’t know how it compares in terms of workability but I DO know that its a nasty wood to work with. It powders when cut, checks easily and is fairly brittle. The coloring is pretty rangy too. It’ll all turn the same color eventually though.
I’ll surprise my bride with it on Christmas morning. She’s expecting pajamas.
-- The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle