|Project by windofthewoods||posted 2239 days ago||1315 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
I have been slowly accumulating tools through various auctions and what not and my girlfriend’s sister was visiting for a while selling some of her aboriginal paintings when I starting asking her all kinds of questions about starting your own business. I told her I was interested in making furniture with solid wood only using a clear finish to show the natural beauty of the wood and she told me to just do it. Don’t worry about the coulda, woulda, shoulda, and just make something and see if you can sell it. Once you make and sell enough people should eventually start asking you to make things for them. There is a big risk when starting your own business full time and there is no way you can possibly know everything or how it will turn out you just simply have to jump in and take the risk. That’s why not everybody does it. The legs are mahogany, the trim black walnut and the center piece ambrosia maple. I do not know anything about inlays or finish so anything you can tell me about that would be greatly appreciated but I painted the designs with acrylic and used 9 coats of varathane for the finish.
-- Ed, Calgary, Alberta, Canada