|Project by Maveric777||posted 11-15-2011 04:24 PM||2084 views||16 times favorited||33 comments|
This is a project I finished up a while back, but due to a recent illness I am just now getting around to posting it up. Its crazy how many times from the very start to right now this project has started and stopped… then started again… then sat on a shelf… then… Well you get the idea…lol
I seen a box somewhere (I think it was in the 400 boxes book… Thanks again for the heads up Jeff) and made me think of this design. I actually started this box over a year ago with the idea of entering it into last years local fair. Things and life happened and part way through the build it wound up sitting on a shelf for months and months. About 3 months ago I got into a creative rut with the shop and I took some wonderful advice from our very own Sheila Landry. Her suggestion was to find an unfinished project laying around the shop (which we all have…lol) and just do something with it in stead of stressing. Well, that’s what I did and her advice was exactly what the doctor ordered. Thanks again Sheila!
The body of the box is quarter sawn white oak with walnut legs and drawer facings. The drawers are made of sycamore. All the dovetails are hand cut, and the legs are mortised into the sides (that too was done by hand). The back is a pretty piece of book matched walnut that had one birds eye looking spot on it. My thought process was seeing this on a dresser a person could look in the mirror and see the back… Wanted something neat to be in the reflection. Cant really tell by the pictures, but it does have a pretty almost hourglass look to it…. I thought it was kind of neat. I finished it out with Danish oil and Renaissance wax…
I am almost embarrassed to add this last tidbit, but as fate will have it I did end up entering this piece into this years local fair. So it was a year late… It eventually made it…lol. This was the first of any kind of compitition I ever been in with my work. I must admit it was a very cool experience and actually enjoyed getting some feedback from folks who didn’t know me from a hole in the wall…. I will definitely do it again..
I was really shocked and tickled to see these hanging off my work….
Thanks for checking it out and listening to me ramble on…lol
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.