|Project by dan mosheim||posted 06-02-2012 12:41 PM||5307 views||6 times favorited||14 comments|
we finished another in our series of claro walnut slab dining tables last week. this one was kind of a rescue mission as the slab we had purchased at a ‘discount’ (if there is such a thing) was completely cracked into two pieces. will stitched it back together with a whole bunch of butterflies on both the top and the bottom of the crack. by the time he finished, it was actually very rigid and felt like it was back in one piece. the polished rebar and walnut base is also a new thing for us, an effort to find something as interesting, substantial, and popular as our increasingly expensive standard steel shaker bases. the price of steel has skyrocketed in the past two years, almost doubling what we have to pay to have the 1.5” thick steel cut at a local fabricator’s shop. anyway, we like the rebar.
in other news, i have tentatively changed my blog layout which may or may not be better and easier to use. the jury is still out on that. on the one hand, you can see photos from posts that have been long buried in the past, on the other, depending on your browser, closing an enlarged photo will be smooth or will shoot you back to the home page, an annoyance at best. if you feel like it, let me know what you think about the new layout. thanks … hope your weather for the weekend looks better than ours here in vermont. it’s about 50 degrees, windy and pouring right now …