|Project by nosferatus1966||posted 05-24-2012 05:54 PM||2673 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
The joists were + 100 years old, and it was keep under a shed outdoors.
When I took the lumber to the shop, the amount of humidity on it wasn’t the ideal for my project.
I keep it indoors, and meanwhile it required a lot of TLC cleaning and removing nails !!!
After a couple of days, I started ripping the joists, I got quarter sawn boards with a nice tight grain.
I glued the board using biscuit joinery, I hand cut through dovetails to fabricate the carcass.
The doors are a mortise and tenon structure, with four floating panels to allow seasonal wood movement.
I cut the panels on 45 deg. to create the “deep” effect.(Originally I wanted to make end grain panels, but the wood was not right to achieve that)
The steel base 1/2’’ sq. creates the effect “lighter than air”, the credenza seems like it is floating.
The steel was grinded, and it has a clear topcoat, it will tarnish with age.
I hope you guys enjoy it
-- Richard, NY, www.saganrivero.com