|Project by orionoriginals||posted 11-26-2011 07:14 PM||1934 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
The inspiration for this came from an Art Deco drawer pull my wife picked up at the Restore in Victoria for 2 bits (for those of you who don’t know, Restore is a part of Habitat for Humanity in which donated building materials – both new and used like doors, windows, hardware, etc. – are resold to the public and proceeds used to finance new homes for deserving families).
It gives the impression of looking down an empty 4-lane highway on the prairies and the way it recedes in the distance. That is what I have attempted to portray here.
Materials used are Black Walnut, Bird’s-Eye Maple, Cherry and Cherry veneer on ply, Cardinal Wood and Iroko. The finish is 2 coats of Varathane Natural Oil Finish and then 3 coats (for now) of wax.