Madrone SPice Shelf

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Project by Arookar posted 06-29-2012 03:09 AM 1324 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got some “Bugsy Madrone” very cheap at the local sawmill… these boards were the rattiest looking of the lot. I resawed them, and hand cut box joints which I like to leave a little ‘proud’. I forgot to take shots before putting it to work! I love madrone. This board had some nice figure. Finished with Spar Varnish for kicks. Sorry for the blurry pics. Gettin dark when I took the pics. Sometimes you just can’t wait! And my eyes aren’t what they used to be. :)

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#1 posted 06-29-2012 03:16 AM

i love it ,finish loos great too. that timer should get your attention when the Biscuits are ready.

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 03:57 AM

I like what you did with the top and first shelf with the slabs.. I really like it when people incorporate slabs into things. It gives it more of a natural unique look instead of everything being straight and square all the time. Although if you went that route it probably would of looked just as nice.. Thanks for sharing!

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 05:33 AM

I love trying to make things by changing (squaring) the wood only where absolutely necessary. I only jointed one edge before resawing these (they had some scoops and other spots that were not perfectly flat, but they didn’t rock.) And then I hand planed them just enough that you couldn’t see the bandsaw blade marks. And then I sanded. And sanded. (cuz they weren’t really flat enough to plane completely…had to sand out the scoops!). I love the look that a live edge, or a knot or some wane gives things. As long as I can still join it without too big of a gap- YEAH!

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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