Project design here.  I stayed pretty close to the design, but reduced the width slightly to match the dimensions of the frame.

Material: birds-eye maple and mahogony

Finish: The mahogony has orange shellac and wipe on varnish.   The maple has a light coat of dye, super blond shellac and water base polyuathane acrylic.  This combinations give the mahagony a rich color that will darken some of time and for the maple, it pops the figure and keeps it light over time.

Highlights: It was my first time using water based finish, it worked quite well.  The coves on the raised panels were fun.

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Here's the final piece ready to go. This is the last glue up.

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Here are all of the mahogony pieces ready to be finished This is the frame, before the legs were cut to length.

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I got the idea of using a cove to raise the panels from FWW#129. As always, once the stock is selected and sized, it's time to glue up the panels.

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© 2003 Joseph D. Skehan - Last Modified: October 6, 2003