|Project by slapdash||posted 07-02-2013 04:13 AM||1041 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a star pattern I found in a library book of traditional patchwork quilt patterns. The ends of the pieces were darkened in hot sand to make it look more over-and-under. This was surprisingly easy and the colour goes right through the wood, so it won’t fade if you have to sand it.
The pattern is veneer over a plywood base, I don’t know what woods the veneers are because it was a project at Tech and we just got the veneers out of a big box full of pieces. The rail is made from macrocarpa, which grows everywhere here in New Zealand. You northerners might know it as Montery Cypress. It was in the scraps bin, too curly to be much use but I just love the golden colour and the figure.
I cut the handles by drilling holes and cutting with a jig saw. But it would have been quicker and less painfull to have made a template and routed it.
It is finished with spray laquer, one coat of sealer and two coats of top coat.
The rain stopped so I ran out and threw a sheet down on the concrete to catch the light for the photo. But the darn sheet just soaked up the water, and got all muddy. Never mind, I’m too lazy to do it again. Thanks for looking.
-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying