|Project by grained||posted 07-09-2012 05:42 AM||1667 views||6 times favorited||14 comments|
Its been a while since I posted.
I made this for my mother over the last couple weeks. Materials are Walnut top (and one drawer) Maple (bulk of the project and the drawers), Cherry (for the drawers to slide on and legs) and then a strip of purpleheart to even things out.
I made this using my limited tools we have. A scrollsaw, an angle grinder, wide belt sander, and a miter saw. No drawn out blueprints. I had them all in my head and didn’t draw them out. Much of this was cast off scraps from my student teaching days. I have an eye for pretty wood grain and collected it.
Mom a pretty happy. This piece has two hidden compartments and an open area under the walnut hinged lid. I did leave some things unfinished for her to do such as drawer pulls and felting.
I really need a table saw.
The lid was carved out with a combination of an angle grinder, hand carving tools, and my dremel. Finish is maloof and I took the time to raise the grain and resand.
My oldest minion is the one photobombing.
-- ~too many hobbies, not enough free time.