|Project by Everett1||posted 08-29-2012 11:54 AM||3699 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Was back and forth on what to make for our good friends that are having a baby soon. Settled in on this idea. Partly thanks to the recent project from Marc, i got an idea for this project and it’s usefulness (I Hope!):
I’d say it’s “Shaker-Esq”. I used copper for the supports at the bottom, with a perfect fitting dowel through the center, allowing me to secure it more strongly than just epoxy alone. I really have been wanted to patina something, so i did a ferric nitrate/cupric nitrate patina on the cross supports (wife didn’t want it to be “blue”, to keep it gender neutral). Rounded it over pretty much everywhere, since a kid will likely be on it at times.
Made out of Cherry from one big slab, and used Yellowheart for the plugs. Finished with 4 coats of BLO/Tung/Varnish, 1 coat of BLO/Tung/Dash of Beeswax, then polished with Beeswax.
Thanks for viewing!
-- Ev in Framingham, MA