|Project by StevePWL||posted 01-27-2008 04:50 AM||1605 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
So I had an old wood futon that had cracked so we decided to replace it. I couldn’t bear to throw out perfectly good hardwood but it was all in 3 1/2 strips. My kids needed a desk for their room so I figured it was worth a shot. I think it came out okay for my first try at a desk. I planed, jointed and glued up about 18 pcs for the top, doubled up 2 pcs for each of the tapered legs and used the rest for the frame. The top was secured with the Z clips instead of glue and screws to allow for expansion. The drawer was cut from the same piece as the face to match the grain. I put a coat of Mahogany gel stain and 4 coats of WB Poly. The kids love it – I just wish there was enough left to make a chair. I’m really not sure what type of wood it is as this was an Asian import futon. Any ideas? It does look like some type of mahogany.
-- Steve, Massachusetts, www.petsweloved.com