|Project by jamison00||posted 09-17-2008 12:09 AM||3119 views||33 times favorited||29 comments|
This was my first major project, which when I look back, am shocked that it turned out as nice as it did. I found a fantastic piece of Quilted Maple at a place in Oregon just off of I-5. I believe the town was Jefferson; the lumber mill was family owned and the folks were happy to show me around and help me pick out a great board. I wish I could remember their name, but maybe someone else can post it if they know. Anyway, its made of Quilted Maple, and Mahogany stained a dark strawberry red. I recall building this thing in my apartment in Chicago. We had a dining room that we weren’t using, so it became my workshop. It was way before I had any idea of the mess involved with seriously milling a lot of wood. A few days later, my roommate confronted me about the thin layer of sawdust covering every inch of the kitchen. I spent I fair amount of time cleaning up the mess, and made the unfortunate decision that this would be my last major project at that residence.