|Project by Max||posted 07-29-2011 11:04 PM||6327 views||18 times favorited||24 comments|
This is a bank that is constructed of Oak for the top, and a wood that I had never heard of before, called Burned Maple or Cooked Maple. They literally, from what I was told, cook the maple which crystallizes the sugars in the wood turning it this rich dark brown. It is however a very brittle wood. This bank was inspired by the banks that closetguy Dennis has made and sells. I would like to thank him for answering my many questions that I PM’ed him and his willingness to share his experience.
The construction is box joints (finger joints) and then finished with 4 coats of lacquer and then waxed. It is 4 3/8” wide 5 3/4” tall and 5” deep. The door is a 1961 Grecian style door that I cleaned according to closetguy’s formula of coke and ammonia. I have constructed more of this style in different woods but am only posting one of them. Thanks for looking.
-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT