|Project by bfd||posted 04-08-2008 03:15 AM||6031 views||11 times favorited||28 comments|
Finally Finished… well just a few touch-ups to do before I ship this piece out to the client. This one took longer then I had originally estimated but I am pretty happy with the results. The 3/4” x 3/4” glass tile goes really well with the color of the wood. The grout is actually a medium tan color for a low contrast but looks white in the photos. For the finish I used a waterbased dye stain as the undercoat followed my a darker oil based pigment stain that I whipped on and then almost immediately whipped off to pop the figure. I followed this by several coats of whip-on poly (satin) and then waxed. This was a technique that Jeff Jewitt wrote about to mimick a A&C fumed finish. For the Joinery I used mortise and tenon both through and hidden. Eight of them were pinned. The top has pinned half lapped miter joints. For the drawer I used handcut half-blind dovetails on the front and through dovetails on the back. The drawer front and the front rail just below the drawer were cut from the same piece so that the grain was continuous. Size: 22”d x 22”w x 26”h. You can see in-progress shots and my original sketch of this in my projects section.