|Project by pneufab||posted 08-06-2011 06:17 PM||1400 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This was my first “real wood” Christmas present for my wife. We had this acrylic cake topped from our wedding, that she had sitting on the dresser. I was sick of it falling over every time I shut the drawer and I wanted to do something special for it.
I used maple with purple heart inlays.
It is not perfect, but this thing went through heck! I had it all assembled and realized that the lip I made was too shallow. I carefully had to cut the thing apart and re do it. So this is the “finished” frame.
I also came up with (what I think) a good way to trap the piece of acrylic while still being able to remove it.
I am not too happy with the finish and will probably put a coat of satin lacquer soon. I used gloss lacquer (that we had around the house) it was way too glossy! I wet sanded the gloss with 1500 grit. It dulled the finish but in the grain of the purple heart left the “gloss”. It makes it kinda sparkle (it looks better in person than in the pictures). I left it like that for now.
Thanks for checking it out!