|Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman||posted 05-16-2013 04:55 AM||2842 views||11 times favorited||7 comments|
My audiophile client wanted a place to store a growing record collection.. preferably in a functional piece of furniture that matched the bookcase I made for him a few years ago (see photo above) .... something that would rhyme with the word ‘wench’. Um, a bench?
This client truly appreciates the uniqueness of figured walnut, so I had him help me pick out the boards at my local hardwood dealer. It made him more connected to the final piece and gave a new understanding of how much work it takes it go from hunks of raw lumber to finished art.
20” high, 60” long 13” deep. Tapered legs. Book matched side and back panels. Semi-gloss child-safe poly finish. We found a great knot in one board and put it front and center.
A friend lent me his Festool Domino which made the joinery easy-peasy.
I really, really love working figured wood. Can you tell?
-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn