|Project by Bill||posted 09-13-2013 02:35 PM||2906 views||11 times favorited||27 comments|
Recently scored some exotic lumber from someone who had it in their garage for twenty years. It has been a pleasure and a challenge to use this lumber. A lot of it is starting to dry rot, and is very brittle, but still has exceptional beauty underneath. I have always heard old timers talk about how much better old lumber was, and I finally get to see first hand what they are talking about.
This box is rosewood and curly maple, and the reds that are visible in the box move as you walk by it, and is extremely rich and deep. It is 5×10ish, and is finished with 6 coats of wipe on poly. The top was carved with a holey galahad.
Sometimes, and I hope everyone gets to experience this, You step back from a project in disbelief at how beautiful it turned out.
-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973