|Project by BreakingBoardom||posted 12-07-2010 08:44 PM||2823 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Here is a photo Album I made for my brother for Christmas. The center panels are some beautiful Curly Sapele Veneer on 1/4” MDF. The outer frame, made using half lap joints, I was told was redwood, but was leaning more towards Cedar maybe. Maybe someone can help identify. I bought it along with some other old wood a guy was cleaning out of his grandfathers barn. It had some square nails in some pieces and by the 20 rings or so per inch, I know it’s old growth. Anyway, the second picture shows the Sapele panel veneered before I cut the individual panels. I don’t have a vacuum press so I just stacked weights on it. The overall album is only about 8-1/2” x 11” x 2-1/2” thick. For finish I used a coat of shellac to kind of seal it followed by multiple coats of Deft Spray Lacquer. The painters tape in the 3rd pic is covering the canvas binding while I sprayed the lacquer. And my wife sewed my brother’s last name into it to make it a little more personalized. Any questions or comments feel free to ask. Thanks!
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