|Project by Reaper621||posted 01-10-2012 02:06 AM||1123 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
A while back, I was making a frame for my license, out of padauk. At the same time, I was trying to clean up the shop from a prior project. I happened to throw the cutoffs in a pile together, and they landed in pretty much the order that you see in the first picture. Padauk being 12 bucks/bf, I decided that this 10 or so dollars worth of wood was better suited as a cutting board than scrap. After that, I ran with the idea. The first became my wife’s, the second my mother’s, and then my siblings each got one this Christmas.
First picture – the first one, I made it for my wife. Padauk is cutoff from a license frame.
Second picture – the second one, made for my mother. Padauk is cutoff from making my mother’s wedding box (pics coming soon), and the walnut is a cutoff from my parents’ bathroom vanity and medicine cabinet (pics also coming soon).
Third picture – this is one of the ones that went to my siblings. The walnut cutoffs came from my desk (see my previous posted project).
All of the oak is from past projects my father and I have built. Oak remains my father’s preferred wood, but I’ve moved on to walnut, apparently.
-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.