|Project by EandS||posted 10-17-2011 at 04:07 PM||1559 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I was asked to make a bedside table for a customer in Portsmouth NH after he visted an art gallery my wife and I are in and saw one of our tables there.
He requested it have extreamly figured birds eye Maple throughout the piece. Of course I had NO reservations about that. I also suggested that Ebony be used as an accent seeing as though my dealer has a great selection of small pieces and I had been dieing to use it.
The entire piece is solid birds eye. Everything from the drawer components to the runners is birdseye. No exceptions.
It features tapered legs and a hand dovetailed drawer (Front and back).
I cut the stretchers out of one board so they wrap the table. When I got to the front I decided I would cut the draw faces out from inbetween the top and bottom stretchers so when the drawer was closed it would have matching grain. The problem with this is I lose 1/4 inch overall when ripping them out.
Well I killed 2 birds with one stone with the ebony. When the table went togeteher it had a very shaker look obviously and thats not totaly what I was going for so I decided to bead the drawer face with Ebony. It allowed me to give it a very contemporary twist and fill the needed gap.
It has a BLO finish.
The customer has since recieved it and was thrilled!
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