|Project by KnickKnack||posted 07-17-2012 11:01 AM||2014 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
I still have this fixation with triangles – I’m not sure, but I’m starting to think this is might be a bit unhealthy. Still, no matter – I make what I want to make and if the men in white coats come, so be it.
The original design for this was somewhat different, as usual – it was destined to be a bedside table, but I hate to throw wood away, and I made the legs first and they were just going to be too big, so I went to plan B.
I’d also set myself the challenge to do something a bit beyond my comfort zone – the ash inlay and 4 quadrant top satisfied that.
Following Kookaburra’s sage advice on my last project but one, I was careful to try to select wood with the right grain directions. I’d hoped the jatoba top would just “wrap around itself”, but it didn’t quite, and the “quite” was what led me to deploy the ash strips – hopefully you get the feeling of “singleness” going around, but without a jarring slight discontinuity at each join.
I think I’m getting better – this is, I think, the first piece where I had to do zero work on the legs, post construction, to stop it rocking on a flat floor. The problem with that is, of course, that we have no flat floors in our house!
The wife’s comment – “i like that, but where’s it for?”
Some construction details can be found in a bloglette over here.
40cm square by 50cm high.
Ash and Jatoba. Linseed oil followed by Danish oil finish.
As always, and I really mean it – criticisms welcome.
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