|Project by balidoug||posted 11-25-2011 02:20 PM||1646 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
All she wanted was a counter-top shelf to save space. A simple trestle would have worked fine. But Nooooo, I had to make it complicated and way beyond my neophyte abilities. Then, half-way through, the wet monsoon started, and the jump in humidity played havoc on the joints. As hand-tool projects go, here’s another one. I am more than a little proud of the hand cut half-blind dovetails, only my second attempt; And of the stile-thingies (I think that’s the technical term).
The shelf is Teak. The frames benkerai, the stile-thingies are suar. The finish is a mix of beeswax dissolved to a paste in teak oil.
-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant