|Project by CFrye||posted 05-14-2013 03:43 PM||2581 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a ‘recliner riser’ I made for my Mom to elevate her recliner and make it easier for her to get up from it. It was also an exercise to practice mitered corners, making rabits (spelling?), dowel plug use and finishing. I figured it would be a good thing to practice on because, if it turned out ugly, no one would see it. I made the sides out of 2×4 pine and the face of 3/4 inch oak plywood. I originally wanted to spline the miters using a jig I saw on WoodWorking for Mere Mortals but decided the ‘box’ would be too unweildy (and unsafe) so I opted for recessed screws covered with oak dowel plugs. 1” x 1” rabit was cut on the inside edge of the 2×4 pieces on the table saw and the upper edge rounded over with sand paper. After the ‘box’ portion was glued, secured with screws and plugged, I simply glued the plywood in place. Finished with 2 coats of half poly/half naptha, sanded and 2 more coats of straight poly. Let me say right now-I suck at finishing! HaHaHa! Lots of room for improvement there! Oh well. Mom thought it was wonderful and it works great! Constructive critisism is always welcome and appreciated. Thanks for looking.
-- God bless, Candy