|Project by Tim Kindrick||posted 05-30-2011 02:23 AM||1324 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Last year(2010) I designed and built this quilt rack for my very religious 95 year old grandmother. The entire thing is made with white ash but the base was stained with a dark walnut so that the cross would stand out more. I made the through dowels out of some black walnut scraps. The cross also has beaded edges that I painted gold before finishing the entire piece with several coats of lacquer.
One of the pictures was taken during the dry fit. I didn’t like the square corners so I “clipped” them so they wouldn’t catch her quilts when she pulled them off. It was very tricky cutting them because the half-lapped cross was already glued. I ended up marking them and using a recip. saw to make the cuts.
As far the joints: The “posts” on the base are motise and tenon but everything else is either dowels or thru-dowels.
-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!