|Project by james3one||posted 07-11-2012 12:05 PM||2004 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
This was for a very nice client who kept 5 or 6 orchids next to the tub. I got the idea of having a low shelf to keep the plants away from the window treatment and based the design around the shape of the tub. The clients tastes leaned towards the modern. So this is the design I came up with. Function first, then design. Kept almost exactly to the original dimensions, drawn in Sketchup.
I used a cabinet grade plywood to keep movement to a minimum in what I’m sure is a moist environment. I laminated the 3/4” ply to make the legs a good 1 1/2” thick, using a polyurethane glue. I joined the legs to the shelf with drywall and pocket screws. Cut the legs out with a scroll saw(looking forward to getting a bandsaw) and fine tuned the shape with block plane, rasp and sand paper. Face board and sides were mitered, glued and set with brads. This was a fairly simple design that required a strict attention to detail.
Was very annoyed at how fragile the outer veneer was, and had to score each cut with a blade first.
The shelf is off to the painter for a faux finish.
-- James, Tulsa OK,