|Project by oi2342001||posted 01-21-2012 09:21 PM||2137 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
This was a fun project I did earlier this year. It was the first time I used wacky wood and also the first time I tried bending wood. Picture 3 shows how it was framed out. I nailed the wacky wood to both sides of the curved section. I didn’t realize how rough the wacky wood was going to be and I decided to use wood filler to smooth it out. My initial thought was that it would be just as easy to sand as joint compound, I was wrong. It took a good hour of non-stop standing to get it smooth. For the top I used 3/4 birch ply and routed it to shape with a bullnose bit with a guide. The trim along the bottom posed the next obstacle. I first tried to bend some oak trim by steam bending and it just couldn’t get it to bend to the right radius. After snapping a few boards I decided to give bent lamination a try. It went a lot smoother. The room was repainted and the seat was painted to match.
Thanks for looking,
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