|Project by Picken5||posted 01-06-2013 06:56 AM||1162 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
My wife dreamed up the idea of this project – a small shelving unit with a table top that could be used to keep shoes, boots, and other items near the door to the garage. Initially, it was to be pretty rustic and I was thinking that reclaimed barn wood may be nice. But then I came by a good deal on some spalted hard maple and nice piece of quarter sawn sycamore with a live edge. (It’s funny how the wood sometimes defines the project as opposed to the other way around.) This was my first time working with a live edge. It’s kinda weird not being able to reference off that edge when building it – but that’s half the fun of this pastime. The end result was what you see in the photos—and it is sort of rustic. The finish is clear poly and a coat of paste wax.
-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb