|Project by Eric||posted 07-18-2011 04:54 AM||2000 views||16 times favorited||6 comments|
Lantern inspired by WWMM: http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/2011/06/japanese-influenced-lamp.html
This was my first run at this project. My next version will be 100% cedar with a 7 watt bulb. I’d like to try my hand with a shellac finish too. I know nothing about shellac.
This was my first project with a mitered edge framing around the scrap birch plywood top. I am pleased with how that came out.
My favorite parts are the tapered posts. I planed them by hand.
I dislike the aspen panel’s stain. I feel the cheap pine posts looks better with a prestain followed by a mahogany gel and poly. I just can’t get apsen to look pleasing.