|Project by Gopherit||posted 01-12-2012 06:03 AM||10335 views||28 times favorited||17 comments|
This is a replica of George Nelson’s Platform Bench from Herman Miller:
It could be used as either a coffee table or a bench.
The wood is maple.
I did the joints with a router, but only because I didn’t have a dado set. The trapezoidal legs are finger jointed.
The legs were ebonized with a vinegar and steel wool solution I read about here:
It is an interesting process. I used regular black tea instead of whatever tea they mention in that article. Pretty fun to see the wood slowly turn black from the application of a slightly muddy, but clear solution. The results were probably a little blotchier than an ebony dye, but much cheaper and too noticeably different.
As for the rest of the finish, I wiped on several coats of polyurethane.