|Project by MisterBill||posted 03-07-2014 09:23 PM||917 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Here is a little project that I recently completed based on the plans for an “Elegant Ottoman” that are in the February/March edition of Woodcraft Magazine. I made it mostly out of wood that I had that was labeled as QSWO. The buttons are mesquite and all joinery is mortise and tenon.
I was building this on the cheap, so the final dimensions (21” x 14” x 12’ high) were dictated by the pillow that I found for $10 at a local thrift shop.
The part that I am the most pleased with is the fit of the five slats in the top rails. I made a small jig out of scrap wood that I used as a guide when I routed the mortises for the slats. I was amazed that not only did the slats just barely fit but my layout for the mortises was spot on! I guess that even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then!
I followed the suggested finishing process of flooding the surface with boiled linseed oil, letting it set of 10 minutes and wiping it dry. After setting for a least a week I applied somewhere around 5 coats of a homemade wiping poly.
I apologize for the sideways view of the buttons! I tried three times to correct it but didn’t have any luck!!
Thanks for looking.