|Project by Woodworker_at_Heart||posted 09-20-2012 01:28 PM||1633 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
In my recent wedding, my grandfather was my best man. In appreciation of him standing up for me, I decided to make him a Shaker Wall Clock. I love Shaker furniture, and love this classic design. The basic construction is with dovetails, through and sliding (probably a little overkill, but is looks nice). The door frame and panel with mortise and tenon joinery. The entire clock is made of cherry.
The very satisfying thing for my grandfather and I was that we cut the tree that this lumber came out of. Couple years back he had me cut the tree, buck the logs, and make the lumber (and boy there was a lot). I had it sawn, dried it, and began construction. The wealth of the clock is made of quartersawn cherry with a couple pieces being flatsawn. The quartersawn pieces have a lot of figure to them and the Waterlox finish I use brought that out great. Taking the piece from forest to wall was an awesome experience.
Hope you all enjoy it.