|Project by Blake||posted 08-21-2012 03:05 AM||2370 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
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One of my relatives has a connection with musician Graham Nash and originally gave me a slab of beautiful Claro Walnut which was salvaged from his hot tub several decades ago. I used it to build my dads music stand:
Well a couple of months ago he told me that he had one more piece of that Walnut left and wanted me to have it.
This time, instead of cutting it up into pieces I decided to repair the cracks with butterflies (Macassar Ebony) and leave the slab as-is. The original sliding dovetail joinery from the hot tub can still be seen along two edges of the piece.
The base is made out of Mahogany salvaged from an old teacher’s desk, given to me by a friend. You can still see the nail holes and other “character traits.”
Spacers between the base and top, as well as feet under the base give it a “floating” look. The miters in the base are splined on the table saw. The four “legs” come together in an “X” in the middle and are biscuited together.
Finished with sprayed conversion varnish. The top is 24” x 16” and its 24” tall.
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