|Project by balidoug||posted 06-03-2012 12:01 PM||1440 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
A while back a friend and former reclaimed wood dealer gave me a small collection of scraps and cut-offs when she sold her business. It seemed only fitting she receive the first product from that collection. It is a simple “Shaker” style lap desk; my third such effort, but my first effort with this sort of material.
The wood being, as you see, rather worn, cleaning and preparing it was a bit like playing “pass the parcel”. I had no idea what was underneath until it was there. Steel brush and plane yielded up some benkerai, from which I made the sides, and a little bit of iron wood which made up the breadboard ends. The top may be teak, weathered and worn, with bit of marine pigment that worked its way inward over the ages.
The construction then, is necessarily eclectic; but that, I think, matches the gift.
Made by hand
-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant