|Project by mnguy||posted 07-23-2012 04:24 PM||1896 views||8 times favorited||5 comments|
Well, I finally finished grad school, so now have more time for projects. Here is the first one I completed this year.
I was inspired by some metal tuteurs at the House for an Art Lover in Glasgow, Scotland. But, other than the rectangular lines and scale, I didn’t really follow their design. I was going for a Craftsman / Arts & Crafts vibe, and I’m happy with the results.
The material is white oak with mortise and tenon joints; mostly because I wanted to practice mortise and tenons; biscuits would work great to join the rails to the posts. There are no fasteners in the piece. I struggled with what finish to use. I wanted a very black color, but I did not want a film finish. I ended up using India ink, which after 3 months is holding up well.
The panels are galvanized steel, held in a narrow dado.
If I did another, the only changes I would make are slightly lighter materials and profiles, and I would use biscuits instead of M & T joints.
BTW – the cherry tomato growing up inside the tuteur seems to like its classy support!