|Project by RKW||posted 07-24-2012 11:46 PM||2384 views||17 times favorited||24 comments|
After finishing my shop last year, I fell into a slump. Not because i didnt feel like building anything but because I was having a difficult time finding inspiration. I knew what i wanted to build but was not sure about style. Fortunately I came across a post by Darrell Peart and fell in love with Greene and Greene. I purchased one of Darrell’s books and explored a few other sources. E-mail me for specifics. Fellow lumberjock, ocwoodworker was also kind enough to answer a few questions by email. Lots of thanks to both of you.
Lots of mahogony, a little ebony and 200-300 man hours. I spent most of my spare time over the last six months building this. If i did this again, i could probably do it in half the time. This build gave me a chance to use every tool in my shop. I lost track after a while, but I cut about 40 mortises by hand and there is somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 ebony plugs on this thing.
I used a brown mahogany die and a wiping varnish for the finish.
Great learning experience, but i am relieved to be done. It will be moved into our living room tomorrow.