|Project by Arthouse||posted 07-18-2011 01:37 AM||2498 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a bookstand for a conference room I designed for engineers. It is made out of cherry. I did not steam bend these pieces for if I would the sanding would never given me that even finish for the stain so I wide belt sanded to 3/16” then orbital sanded to 180 grit before assembling . If anyone is attempting to lattice wood slats be prepared to have patience. Make alot more than you think and try use straight grain material for I made that mistake and used some curly cherry I had . A little stand I thought would take eight to ten hours ended up taking four days. I had to make the framework two times because of the flex in the wood I had to dado larger because of the bend I had to allow . If all of the slats were the same width then I would have to make the dado twice as large as the 1/2” I allowed. Like most projects I was well satisfied and elated to end the madness of weaving wood together . All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart