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.
|Here's the final piece ready to go.||This is the last glue up.|
|Here are all of the mahogony pieces ready to be finished||This is the frame, before the legs were cut to length.|
|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.|
© 2003 Joseph D. Skehan - Last Modified: October 6, 2003