|Project by kiefer||posted 08-20-2013 09:15 PM||2250 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
A box with rough sawn texture made from walnut and yellow birch .
A buddy dropped of a carton of yellow birch flooring a while ago and taking a break from my router table /table saw redo took a look what was in that carton .
Found a piece of birds eye and not much else ,scratching my head I got this idea of using the texture that the band saw leaves .
I cut the finish layer of all my flooring before I plane it as it hard on the planer blades and a flooring refinisher told me a while ago that sanding it off is a bad health hazard because of the aluminum oxide in the finish .
The birch is planed down on the back only to about 9/16” and left rough on the outside ,mitred and held together with half round corner blocks as I did not want to use splines which I think would disturb the look The top is made from book matched walnut that is also left with the saw texture and a steam bent handle made some time ago held in place with four square pegs .
The finish is wipe on poly put on with a brush and it brought out some nice colour variations . Simple to make box ,about three hours plus finishing and very little sanding .
This will find it’s place our bathroom to house some stuff that sits on the counter looking messy .