|Project by KnickKnack||posted 06-26-2011 09:27 AM||1355 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
The design is based on the bedside table I made a while ago – I still think the sliders being part of the structure and having “no” sides is an interesting idea.
A whole bunch of “firsts” in here…
- breadboard ends for the top
- inset strips – these were less difficult than I thought – the main difficulty was getting the oak exactly the right width, and the rounded ends, and an exact length. They didn’t look like anything much until the fuming darkened the oak.
- “Dovetail drawers”. Not the traditional method which I still think is a little beyond me, but sliding dovetails instead.
I like the contrasts between the ash/oak/beech, but overall I think this has come out a little bit too “busy” – a problem, I think, in trying to incorporate too many new ideas/details/techniques in a single piece.
Fumed oak, ash, and beech. Oil/varnish/thinners finish.
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