|Project by scott shangraw||posted 12-08-2010 01:09 AM||3365 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
Haven’t posted anything for a while, because our lives have been consumed with our cabin. We finally moved in and can’t be happier. We did some special features as you can see. Our bathroom and kitchen counters were made from mesquite wood and I carved a cherry sink for the bathroom. I kept the natural slab look on both counters, only removing the bark and lightly sanding it to bring out the sapwood. The bathroom counter has a little burl on one end and we inlaid turquoise into the natural cracks. We used river rock for the backsplash and for our entire shower.It was easy going up, but proved to be a challenge having to wipe each and every rock. But we are very happy with it. I made the mesquite and purple heart mirror a few years back and we kept it for ourselves. It really adds to the bathroom.
The kitchen counter was two bookmatched slabs that span 14ft in length. Great having all the counter space. I used a marine finish on both the counters and the sink to ensure it would stand up to all the water and usage. We still make sure to use hotpads for any hot items and about anything we lay on the counter. Which we hate to cover up, because it’s so beautiful.
We have a lot of artists touches in our cabin, from the iron towel rods and hooks that have a moose and elk head made into them, hand made tiles to put in the kitchen, to paintings, turnings, pottery and more. It’s nice to finally be able to put all these items out, along with our own work and family heirlooms. We still have some work to do, like the window and door trim that I plan to do out of mesquite and our cabinet doors. But had to get to work in the shop and make back the money we had to put into the cabin. Sure beats living in the rv. Especially with a kingsize dog.
-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com