|Project by CanalboatJim||posted 10-05-2012 11:56 PM||1629 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
This summer my wife and I visited the Motawi Tile factory in Ann Arbor Michigan and Pewabic Pottery in Detroit. We came away with several tiles and a lot of ideas for projects. I first made a Dard Hunter style frame, but in my haste to get started, I forgot to consult the family style director. After seeing the first frame my wife felt the it needed to be more obviously Mission style, hence the second frame.
The tile is based on a design by Frank LLoyd Wright for a carpet for one of his clients. The frames are QS white oak. After several tests pieces, we decided on Minwax provincial stain. I gave it a seal coat of spray shellac and a dozen coats of wipe on poly.
-- Jim Westbrooks