|Project by TCCcabinetmaker||posted 12-04-2013 05:57 AM||1041 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
A little less than a year ago I was comissioned to build an island that would have panels made of purple heart, cherry, walnut, poplar and maple, with a maple top and maple legs. They decided at that time that they needed stools for the island, and while I suggested that I could make matchint stools for them, they opted to try to find some that would work with them. A few months later, they called me back and asked if I could make some stools for the island, well after researching stools on the web, for a long time, I could not come up with a picture of a stool with the design I was thinking. I had to take multiple pictures to show her, of which each had one aspect of the design, but none had all of it.
I had to ask someone about the feasibilty of arched cross members, because I’d just not seen them like this in a stool, despite seeing it in my head. Well I made a poplar proto-type, which is not pictured, and from there It was decided that the tops needed to have a slight curve to them, and the upper cross members needed to be arched just as the lower cross members were.
I have a good relationship with my lumber wholesaler, and he knows I love burls, flames, quilts, croch, you know figured woods, well every once in a while he’ll slip a beautiful piece in… so the tops I made with the above mentioned woods, the maple being the really figured wood which I had stashed away while doing a paint grade panel and frame wall, and the rest from the some order as the island, minus the legs which needed to start out at a thicker stock. I’m not getting to specific on these design details, sorry, but these are 3 of a kind.
The customers ordered three but I made enough parts for three incase I had a misscut. Now they may be purchasing number 3 of the series as well. I may upload the proto-type as well, as it’s a different design almost entirely lol.
-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.