|Project by jetnum||posted 10-10-2011 03:44 PM||1456 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Continuing my adventures in recycling, I obtained a broken curb-side sofa for free. The original legs and base were missing, but the upholstery was in good shape, so I decided to build a base in a simple modern style. The two blocks that form the “legs” are massive urban quartersawn red oak slabs that are 3 inches/7.5 cm thick and 11 inches/28 cm tall. The slabs are tied together by a cross-beam plank that is mortised and tenoned in place. Black walnut dowels reinforce the joinery. Several holes and some dark coloration and streaking on the slabs enhance the character of the slabs. The pure Tung oil used to finish the piece has really brought out the linear grain of the quartersawn slabs. The extremely simple horizontal geometry of the piece also accentuates the linear grain pattern. I am very pleased with this piece.
-- “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin Luther King Jr.