|Project by DeadAppleJay||posted 09-12-2011 07:30 PM||1977 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
So anyone who has poked around LJ will know immediately the inspiration of my top. Ohad does some amazing things and I just couldn’t help myself and try creating a curved top.
I use all reclaimed lumber. This is Pine and Oak flooring. I used Old Fashioned Milk Paint for color and Tried and True oils. Danish and the Varnish. I’m slowly learning what “APPLY VERY THIN COATS” means. Its the first and only oil finish that I have ever used so I’m still not quite sure what I am to expect as far as drying times. I’ve done a table top and it finally has stopped (MONTHS later) having that pleasant smell that is the oil but I think some more applications will prove what a good amount will be. The top for this took less time but still much longer than I would have hoped. I know this issue has been talked about MANY times over- I just hope I can get it happening better. The feel of the finished wood and No VOC’s is really very appealing to me. I used shellac on the unpainted Pine and Oak Box.
I did a bit of a “Poor Mans” grain wrap with the mitered box that is the drawer. I didn’t do any resawing but cut the sides consecutively down the length of a single board. The 4th corner turned out better than I had thought it would :)
I have yet to hang the thing though :( I think I am going to try and do some sort of french cleat. The top over hangs the back by about a half inch or so. (sitting on the table it doesn’t look bad)... BUT, hanging it on the wall will require some spacers somehow. I’ve yet to determine how.
The picture taken in the tree had people believing the shelf was a lot bigger than it is. I later took some photos with objects to give a sense of scale.
Please! Any advice and constructive criticism is so appreciated.
Thanks for looking :)