|Project by KnickKnack||posted 10-24-2013 02:31 PM||1277 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
This is pretty much how the first drawing looked.
Except that the original had a single container. And a different handle. And different legs. And was drawn with oak in mind.
At some point it occurred to me that splitting the “single triangle” box into 2 might make things interesting and exciting. And then it occurred to me that a “split” lid might be amusing in an interesting sort of way. And I wanted the thing to look like it was “hovering” in space a bit. And I’m big into having things multi-purpose – here the legs are the bottom of the (almost completely non-functional) boxes.
There were a number of challenges along the way – mostly because the pieces are joined at “aesthetically pleasing” angles (70° didn’t look right, nor did 72°, but 71° was just dandy), rather than angles one normally deals with. And trying to get those angles on the handles – well, there was a lot of trial fitting involved.
But I think it came out OK in the end, which is the aim point.
Unknown mahoganyesque details courtesy of the dump.
Linseed oil finish (but I’m thinking I may up that to Danish Oil to get a bit more shine)
230mm high x 200mm wide x 55mm deep.
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