|Project by Bernie||posted 10-27-2011 09:43 PM||1411 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My son asked me if I could make him a window seat so they could put their boots in it and also have it so their 2 short dogs could jump up on it and look out the window. Since he and his wife blessed us with a new grand daughter, I wanted to make this project special. Ah the luxury of being retired.
My wood working has evolved over the years from making pine box furniture to this. Its’ made of oak and the dog is a scroll saw project made from 71 pieces off wood ranging from ash, cherry and walnut. Its’ an art form called intarsia and I believe it dates back to the middle ages. It came out of Italy. I got the pattern out of Scroll Saw magazine. It was my 1st attempt at intarsia. Although I’m quite happy with it, the folks on Scroll Saw forum have given me pointers to do better next time. Like LJ’s they’re great folks!
The hardest part of this project was getting the box frame on top of the seat to come together with compound angles. I ended up with a tiny gap, but since they have a pillow on top, nobody sees my mistake. I can live with the outcome.
-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!