|Project by darryl||posted 677 days ago||1194 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
A few years ago when my wife’s nephew and his wife bought a house which included this ugly beatup old bookshelf in the front hallway. I dragged that nasty old thing home and broke it all apart and considered my options.
Back in November I decided what I wanted to do…
Using part of the back panel I created a pair of matching vessels. The pair are approx 6” x 6”. I’m keeping one for myself, the other I gave to my wife’s nephew and his wife to put back in their house. The images above of the vessel I’m keeping.
There are 144 segments in each vessel. I finished the pair with multiple layers (8 I think) of Tung Oil and paste wax. I applied two coats of Ebony stain and a single coat of Tung oil to the interior. I think the application of the Ebony stain to the interior adds a great sense of mystery to the piece.
I wanted to add a subtle break in the design, so the fourth row down from the top has a mahogany veneer above, below and between each segment.
To close up the hole in the bottom, I have a double layer of mahogany veneer held in place with a single walnut segmented ring.