|Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs||posted 05-13-2012 02:36 PM||3549 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This was a commissioned piece for a high school friend. She is giving it to her boyfriend for his birthday. He is a Mason and she wanted the emblem incorporated into the top. So after veneering the top I hand-cut the emplem in the veneer and then used glitter glue. Gold for the compass and G, blue for the square. After sanding the top down and applying the finish it came out really nice. Just enough color to look cool, not overly glittery or gaudy.
Made from mahogany veneer, walnut for trimming out the sides, birch ply for adhering the veneer and maple for the 4 corner posts.
The request was for it to appear like a tree trunk after a tree has been cut down (the concentric rings). So by mirroring the veneer on the top, front and back we achieved that look. The sides were the cut-offs from the top two pieces of veneer so they sort of have a flowing look to the grain. The natural splits and cracks in the veneer just add to the natural look.
Sanded to 400-grit followed by 500-grit Abralon pad and then finished with Deft Danish oil.
-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?