|Project by fredj||posted 365 days ago||937 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
AngieO asked me how I could manage to hold on to a piece of wood for 20 years. When you buy wood because of how it looks, not because you have something in mind, that can happen. I bought the ash boards for this bookshelf in 2003 because they were wide, I liked the gain, and ash is one of my favorite woods. Just wanted them to become something other than ‘lease rods’ which likely would have been their fate. “Saved”! So about 4 years a ago They became a bookshelf with a 1/4” ash plywood back. I kept the short, but wide cut offs, which last month became a footstool for my 3 year old grand daughter who spends most of her time at my house. Both shelf and stool have bloodwood plugs. The legs and the shelves are in dados. The stretcher on the stool is butt jointed to the top and screwed, the ends of it are pocket screwed to the legs Finish on both is poly over Watco Oil.
Now my grad daughter can stand at the sink and splash water all over the damn place like some watery fiend, hell bent on turning my house into a water park !