|Project by planeBill||posted 12-11-2011 07:44 AM||3718 views||10 times favorited||25 comments|
I had no idea this one would turn out the way it did with all the variations in color. I posted about this project before in a post about fuming on the finishing forum. The colors all looked pretty uniform but as I learned the hard way, it is not the color of the various boards in a project, but the tannin in them. Needless to say, I was very surprised when I pulled it out of the fuming box. I display it proudly in my livingroom none the less. It serves as a reminder as to what not to do, i.e., don’t pick at random, wood for a piece that is going to be fumed. I love the thing, it has some stunningly beautiful wood in it and it serves as or computer desk.
It has wedged through tenons on all of the cross pieces. I built the simple interior with just two drawers and a shelf inside. The drawer construction is very unorthodox and they are made of qswo as well. Hinges are from white chapel, wow, what quality hinges, they’re nice. Back is 1/4” oak ply , copper nailed. The finish is the LandarkNW oil that I have spoken so highly of before. It’s a really nice finish that you can vary to suit your tastes or the requirements of an individual piece as far as sheen goes. It smells good too.
This thing looked like this before fuming,
-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.