|Project by Kevin Wilson||posted 07-24-2008 01:35 AM||2276 views||6 times favorited||24 comments|
I finished a project a little while back and thought I would share! I’m afraid I can’t take all the credit for the design though…
I’ve learned a lot about attention to detail from watching the great David Marks on DIY’s “Woodworks”, and I’ve been meaning to find the time to build one of the projects from the show. Well, I picked one! I chose the spice rack project, but with my own little changes. While David built with maple and purpleheart (a beautiful combination, by the way), I went with my current favorite…maple and black walnut. I absolutely love the contrast created with the two woods. I also shrunk the dimensions a bit, resulting in only two small drawers rather than the original three. And the slats on the back were another change.
In true David Marks tradition, I finished the spice rack with a hand-rubbed tung oil finish. It always been one of his favorite, and is quickly becoming one of mine as well.
After finally finsihing the project, It was time to decide if this was a “for sale” piece, or a “for the house” piece. The answer came to me when my parents stopped for a visit and my mom fell in love with the spice rack. And who am I to say no to my mom? Besides, it matches her kitchen perfectly!
I have every intention of trying my hand at another David Marks design very soon! The man is a true artist and will always be an inspriation to me. If you’ve never been to his website, I would reccomend it very highly! Here’s the address:
-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp