|Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman||posted 05-05-2011 05:19 AM||2879 views||17 times favorited||18 comments|
This is my first commissioned piece.
Solid Walnut with figured inlaid Bubinga top, book-matched floating side and back panels, and wavy art glass doors. 5 coats of oil/poly blended finish. Too pretty to finish and ship off, but that’s what I did.
I would appreciate any pros out there telling me what they would have quoted to build this, as I think it was underbid. I spent approximately 95 hours and then $600 in materials. Then again, I didn’t have patterns as it was a variation of an existing piece found on the net with no documented dimenstions.
Every time I think of doing this for a living, a project like this eats up so much time I would be the worlds poorest artist. And the happiest. But definitely poor.
Oh, and the photos! I have gotten in the habit of taking my pieces to a professional portrait photographer for my portfolio. Best $50 investment EVER!
-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn