|Project by Douglas Krueger||posted 03-16-2008 06:11 PM||3105 views||6 times favorited||21 comments|
After making the decision to get back into wood working again, this was one of my early projects and was my first experience with the Thailand Padoo species of wood. In the pile of wood I bought was one piece of lumber that was knotty and it had been set it aside as a ‘worthless’ discard. Because the shop has a problem with space, it was never far away and After seeing it one too many times, decided to try and work with it in an effort to capture the beauty of the knots and incorporate them into the design. The biggest knots were placed in the top 2 drawer faces
To try and balance the use of knots, they were also worked into other pieces of the project:
This was a plan that was borrowed from Jeff Greef and modified a bit both by design and by accident
All of the curved work and mortise/tenons were mostly done by hand along and an electric drill and were a ‘learn on the fly’ experience which inevitably increased the scrap pile.
The drawers were lined with some local Thai silk material fastened with silicone mastic. The overall dimensions are about 16×16x10” deep and the finish was my second attempt at sprayed urethane.
All in all it was a lot of fun to build and many lessons learned have become very useful on subsequent projects. Now I can not stop building things with Padoo (as witnessed on my project page), the color, grain and texture of this wood keeps surprising me with each new project.
Thanks for looking
-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles