|Project by jdh122||posted 11-06-2012 10:11 PM||1199 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I bartered with a friend that she would make me insulated curtains and in exchange I made her this makeup table and stool (I paid for the cloth and she paid for the wood). It’s made of ash and the joinery is all hand-cut tenons and hand-chiseled mortises. Some of the ash pieces were so tear-out prone that I couldn’t even use the thickness planer (not to mention a handplane) and had to work it all with cabinet and card scrapers. I also carefully selected the wood pieces to get the clearest pieces on the front of the desk/table. But then when it came time to attach the top I put the hinges on the wrong side so that the heartwood faces the front instead of the clearer wood. My friend chose the cloth for the seat and did the upholstering herself.
It’s finished with water-based polycrylic finish, which was a breeze to apply.
Thanks for looking.
-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests