|Project by SRRieman||posted 10-13-2013 03:32 AM||2105 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
I had some left over pieces of ambrosia maple from a past project. I don’t really like the stuff that much. It’s not that appealing usually, is real soft, and takes extra work for a fine finish. But this stock was pretty good and I liked the look it had. After seeing Marc’s video on the magazine rack, I thought this would be a good project for the scraps. I only used the box joints to test out a jig I had recently made. I didn’t want the steel look, which he had added; for some reason that satin nickel look to me just doesn’t fit with anything that isn’t painted. If the steel was black like iron or had a patina than I’d go for it. So I went with some ebonized cherry to hold the magazines back. Simple wiping varnish finish and key slots in the back. If I had to change anything, I’d ditch the box joints, or just make them a lot …lot wider and I might make it deeper, it really doesn’t hold as many as I would like it to. That’s about it though.
Thanks for looking!
-- Scott Rieman