|Project by Milton Toal||posted 02-13-2013 06:00 AM||1519 views||9 times favorited||16 comments|
Imitation is flattery so I hope Rick Koorman feels good about the pair of opposites which I made from Padouk and Ash.
Larry, end grain doesn’t always rock as the third one would have gone too dark but still lost some contrast on end grain so having cut the glued-up strips square I simply rolled them all over after testing the effect of Canola Oil. Made from recycled timber from a neighbour’s fence replacement, the red timber is Jarrah from the posts and the pale timber from the rails which is in several shades is an unknown hardwood (or two).
Boards 2 and 4 are end-grain from recyled verandah fence palings; Cypress Pine which had been painted as soon as it arrived on site which prevented checking by letting is dry slowly over a couple of warm to hot months. Ran it through the table saw to take off the paint, dimension it and finish the surfaces all at the same time. Love the effect. Hope you do too.
-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.