|Forum topic by Eric||posted 07-16-2016 10:48 AM||364 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-16-2016 10:48 AM
I’m building a (sitting) bench from a 2” thick piece of mahogany. It’s 10’ long and I’ll be using the outer 16” or so for the legs, so it’ll be a nice long bench.
I’ve got this little section on what will be the underside of the front. I’m not sure what’s going on here. Is it spalted? I’m not sure. But it looks like it has real potential to be beautiful. I’m just not sure what to do with it.
I’m considering using a rasp to take out an even amount on it, following its general curved shape, at least deeper than that ugly black cut mark. And then after rasping, sanding it down. I’m okay with a “divot” in the bench. It doesn’t have to be a perfect flawless rectangle of a surface. I just want to make it look nice.
Any ideas? What would you do? Thanks for your ideas!!