|Project by milehighwoodworker||posted 05-22-2008 04:09 AM||2326 views||6 times favorited||25 comments|
I made this piece in my second semester at school, about 2.5 years ago. It was a design nightmare and I certainly wouldn’t design it the same way again. I ended up being about 75% pleased with this piece, but there’s just something about it that looks a little goofy and “too much” to me. Maybe it was me being too concerned with having lots of “cool” features, but it just ended up being too busy i think.
As for the construction, it’s a hand-cut dovetailed walnut carcass, with a maple drawer riding on dovetailed slides. The legs are mortised to accept all the stretchers, and the carcass sits on half-lapped walnut cross-members. Like I said, a little busy, but it was a good challenge and I learned that I should really focus on simplifying my design. It’s nice to do all the little eye-catching stuff, just not all on the same piece!
This piece ended up selling online and the customer has it underneath his plasma tv on the wall of his living room.
-- "A craftsman who is respected nearly always rises to the task, and is happy to do so." -Thos. Moser