|Project by nakedjoinery||posted 06-30-2013 07:52 PM||1692 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
Here is my first attempt at furniture, which I wasn’t so sure I had the skill to finish but I really like how it turned out. The bench is all cherry with mortise and tenon trestle legs and center brace. I used wedges to lock the legs square to the brace. The guitar marquetry piece was done with an exacto knife using the window method. I did realize a new trick when cutting thin veneer with an exacto I was haveing trouble with splitting then it hit me to lightly wet the veneer when cutting , which allowed it to cut like butter. It caused some cupping with the veneer but I would just toss it between the pages of a thick book for awhile between cuts and it dries flat in no time. It’s all finished with danish oil. I gave this bench to a good friend of mine who like me has five children and wanted a better way to seat the three little ones at one side of the dinner table instead of using chairs. He’s a full time musician so I surprised him with the guitar add on. You can check him out at http://jasonwellsmusic.com/ for any of you music fans. Thanks for looking!
-- mike c