|Project by Matthew Allard||posted 08-17-2012 01:20 AM||1265 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a Hall Tree that I’m nearly finished with. I purchased an Earlex sprayer to spray the topcoat, it should be here any day. I built this for my Sister-in-law and her husband. A few months ago, after an epic failure on a piece of furniture I nearly gave up woodworking. I sat down one morning and evaluated my woodworking hobby. I had to ask myself what my major hangups were, what tools/equipment were non performers, what I knew I was doing right and what I knew I could improve on. I put down the woodworking magazines that I learned so much from, but were making me feel like I had to hand cut dovetails on every piece of case work I built, I stopped trying to prep garbage lumber, and stopped over-complicating my thought process in the shop. I think we all have ideals that we strive for in and out of the shop. I have always viewed Maloof and Thomas MacDonalds’s work as what I would strive for, but for now I’m happy again with the stuff I’m building.