|Project by Fettler||posted 02-15-2014 02:13 AM||1318 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
My wife asked me to build a small shelf for above a changing table. This is the result.
The corbels are made from 8/4 stock and the top is 6/4 cherry. The grain doesn’t match that well but its what i had laying around. Finish is spray lacquer (1/2 deft and 1/2 Behlen). Deft can had a better nozzle, dried in 30 minutes between coats vs. 60minutes. Unfortunately Rockler only had semi-gloss so I ended up with Behlen lacquer (which thankfully seems compatible). I applied 4 coats total, probably could use more (it’s a little patchy) and i didn’t rub out the finish.
The corbels are free hand drawn, then cut on a bandsaw and cleaned up with a shavespoke + sand paper. In retrospect i would have used a compass instead of free-hand drawing the shape. Bevels are all done with a table saw. Final prep was done with smooth plane, 80 grit sand paper and then 220 grit in preparation for lacquer.
To attach the corbels i used 2 dowels and yellow glue.
-- --Rob, Seattle, WA