|Project by pickpapa||posted 08-29-2011 01:51 AM||1341 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
It has been a while since my last post, but I had to get this one out in a hurry and finished it just in time. Our church had its annual trustee auction today to raise funds for the major maintenance fund. I decided to build this in hopes it would bring in fifty dollars. It might be made of scrap, but I like the way it turned out.
The main body is mahogany with accent stripes of alder and sinker cypress running top to bottom. The drawers are walnut with cypress bottoms and dogwood pulls. The face is bloodwood, and the breastplate is poplar, santos mahogany, and bloodwood from center out. The top has the same glue up as the breastplate along with some type of mahogany with a wild looking grain in it. I’m not sure what to call it so a little help on this part please. In case the pics don’t show it, it has very wavy grains going from light to dark. It’s alot easier to see on a larger piece. The edge of the top is birdseye maple. Inside the top compartment is lined with green velvet and the edges are held down with birdseye again. There are ten different species all together.
The winning bid was $175. Not bad for some old scrap at work. It took two weeks worth of 20 minutes before work, and 20 minutes at lunch to finish but like I said, just in time.
Thanks for looking. This is my first attempt at contouring sides so all comments and suggestions are welcome.
-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3