|Project by thecarpentershands||posted 07-08-2012 10:06 PM||1069 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This honestly may be my favorite piece ever. My aunt wanted me to make something for my one year old nephew, she wanted a small chair or something of that nature. So I took some maple from the backyard and cut a slab and planed it (seat) and took a bunch of branches for the legs and styles. This was sort of a challenge but I found that it was easy as it went along. The whole thing has a few coats of satin polyurethane. I hand cut the tenons using a mortise gauge, back saw and a chisel. I used a 1” wood spade to drill out the mortises. The mortise and tenon joints on the top are glued in and wedged, and the joints on the bottom are also strengthened by a red oak dowel. I told my aunt when I gave it to her that this thing has a lifetime warranty. I don’t think she’ll be returning it due to breaking!
-- Brian M. Sharpe - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCarpentersHands